Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #82 Fourbeard Rockling Enchelyopus cimbrius ~ Iverna Keating

Acrylic on paper 21 x 29 cm

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Fourbeard Rockling

A long slender lotid fish, found in the North Atlantic ocean. It has four barbels, one on its chin and the rest on its snout. It's skin is slimy and the scales are not easy to see. It is a bottom-dwelling fish, living on muddy sand between patches of hard substrate, or on the smooth, soft ground of the deep sinks of the continental slopes of the Atlantic. It feeds on crustaceans, polychaete worms, molluscs and other invertebrates. It migrates inshore in autumn and winter, and offshore in spring and summer. Its depth range is about 20 to 500 m (66 to 1,640 ft). It usually breeds between February and August, releasing the spawn in deep water after which the eggs float towards the surface. It is of minor importance in commercial fisheries.

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