APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Gaidropsarus vulgaris (Cloquet, 1824) - Three-bearded rockling (Rockpool fish images)
Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- lateral view of head 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- lateral view of head 2

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- dorsal view of head 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- lateral view of fish 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- lateral view of fish 2

The juvenile specimen above was found on the shore undr a rock in Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 18.10.16.

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head 2

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head 3

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head underside 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- fish / side view 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head and barbels 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head and barbels 2

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- fish in rockpool 1

Three-bearded rockling
Gaidropsarus vulgaris
- head / underwater / in pool 1

Images of species taken at Marazion, Mount's Bay, Penzance, Cornwall. 19.03.11. Fish found stranded on sublittoral on extreme low spring tide. This fish can get a lot bigger and larger specimens are often caught by fishermen. It is included here in rockpool fish as young fish can be found on the shore along with other related species of rocklings.

Scientific and European Names:
Gaidropsarus vulgaris, Three-bearded rockling, Rockling, Driedradige meun, Motelle, Motelle a Trois Barbillons, Motelle Commune, Dreibartelige Seequappe, Laibeque, Lota, Mollareta, Brithyll Mair Tair Barf.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

APHOTOMARINE - A photographic guide to aid the recognition and identification of Gaidropsarus vulgaris Three bearded Rockling Rockpool Fish Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.