Lumpenus fabricii

Author: (Valenciennes, 1836)

Lumpenus fabricii (Valenciennes, 1836)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lumpenus fabricii Reinhardt, 1836 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body elongate, depth about 11-12 times in SL. Teeth usually present on palatines in adults. Dorsal fin long, virtually reaching to base of caudal fin, with 61-66 spines, the anterior 1-2 spines free (not connected by membrane); anal fin with 40-43 soft finrays; caudal fin bluntly rounded. Colour: body light yellowish, with numerous irregular brown patches (most pronounced along back). Size: to 36.5 cm SL, usually 20-23 cm.

Habitat: demersal on clay or sandy bottoms at 5-70 m; hide among weeds or rest on bottom coiled like a snake. Food: entomostracans, also fish eggs and annelids. Reproduction: apparently in October/November; a gravid female of 16.4 cm from the Kara Sea had 490 eggs (nearly ripe, 3 mm in diameter).

Distribution: White Sea, south-western part of Kara Sea, southern part of Chukchi Sea (not Spitsbergen, Iceland, south-western coasts of Greenland). Elsewhere, south-eastern part of Barents Sea, coasts of western Greenland.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.