Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Gadiformes > Family Lotidae > Genus Gaidropsarus

Gaidropsarus argentatus (Reinhardt, 1837)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GaidropsarusRafinesque, 1810accepted genus name
Antonogadus Wheeler, 1969 synonym
Onogadus de Buen, 1934 synonym

Species group names

Onogadus argentatus (Reinhardt, 1838) basionym
Onogadus argentatus (Reinhardt, 1838) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): sølvtangbrosme sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: Arctic rockling; silver rockling; silvery rockling sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Arctic Rockling; Silvery Rockling sources: Charles Hussey
 French: mustèle argentée sources: Nozères C., Archambault D., Chouinard P.-M., Gauthier J., Miller R., Parent E., Schwab P., Savard L., and Dutil J.-D. 2010. Identification guide for marine fishes of the estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence and sampling protocols used during trawl surveys between 2004 and 2008. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2866: xi + 243 p
 Norwegian: sølvtangbrosme sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: sølvtangbrosme
 Norwegian Nynorsk: sølvtangbrosme
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): sølvtangbrosme


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source






External Links

GenBank (12 nucleotides; 7 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (25 publications)
Barcode of Life (5 barcodes)


Bailly, N. (2014). Gaidropsarus argentatus (Reinhardt, 1837). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126451




 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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