Trisopterus is a genus of small cods native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean including the Mediterranean Sea.[1]

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Pouting (T. luscus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Gadidae
Genus: Trisopterus
Rafinesque, 1814
Type species
Trisopterus fasciatus
Rafinesque, 1814

Trisopterus capelanus
Trisopterus esmarkii
Trisopterus luscus
Trisopterus minutus

  • Allotrisopterus Gaemers, 2017
  • Brachygadus Gill, 1862
  • Gadulus Malm, 1877
  • Morua Risso, 1827
  • Neocolliolus Gaemers, 1976


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[2]

Trisopterus capelanus was until recently (2011) considered to be a subspecies of Trisopterus minutus, but both genetic and morphometric data clearly support the status of Trisopterus capelanus as a separate species.[1]


  1. ^ a b Delling, B.; Noren, M.; Kullander, S. O.; González, J. A. (2011). "Taxonomic review of the genus Trisopterus (Teleostei: Gadidae) with recognition of the capelan Trisopterus capelanus as a valid species". Journal of Fish Biology. 79 (5): 1236–1260. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03107.x. PMID 22026604.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). Species of Trisopterus in FishBase. February 2014 version.