Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Triglops: Greek, trigla, es = red mullet + greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 71 - 1270 m (Ref. 58496), usually 200 - 600 m (Ref. 5951). Polar; 80°N - 41°N, 70°W - 24°E
North Atlantic: found only along the east and west coasts of Greenland and at Jan Mayen and very occasionally in Ungava Bay and on the Labrador coast in Canada.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 7297); 17.0 cm TL (female)
Maximum depth reported at 1270 m (Ref. 58426). Commonly occurs between 200 and 600 m on silty or muddy bottoms at temperatures ranging from -0.1°C to -1.8°C and salinities ranging from 34.8 to 34.9 ppt. (Ref. 7297). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pietsch, T.W., 1993. Systematics and distribution of cottid fishes of the genus Triglops Reinhardt (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 109:335-393. (Ref. 7297)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): -0.1 - 4.5, mean 1.7 (based on 770 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00334 - 0.01725), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .