Bearded Brotula

The Bearded Brotula, scientifically known as Brotula barbata, ⁣is a unique species categorized under the ​family of Ophidiidae.

Conservation Status

The Bearded Brotula’s status currently remains undefined,⁤ with limited data available on most ⁢conservation databases. It’s considered ⁤not threatened,‍ primarily due to its deep sea habitat and limited human interaction.


Length30 cm20-45 cm
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Average LifespanData not availableData not available

Due to its elusive​ nature ⁣and challenging environment, the‍ weight and average lifespan‌ of the Bearded Brotula are still ‌undiscovered realms in⁢ marine biology.


The Bearded Brotula is found ‌in⁢ widespread pockets‍ globally, ‍with ⁣notable populations in the Mediterranean Sea and⁢ Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Migration patterns for this species remain largely untracked​ and unknown.


  • Water type: ⁤Marine
  • Depth ‍range: 200-1000 meters
  • Temperature range: Moderate to cold ocean depths

When⁤ and Where to ‍See

Due to their far-off habitats in the⁤ deep sea, spotting a Bearded Brotula in its natural​ environment is a rare opportunity,⁣ reserved primarily for deep-sea exploration⁣ and professional marine research​ ventures.

Best Fishing Locations

Realistically, Bearded Brotula is ‌not‌ a common target for recreational fishing ‌due to its depths. A ⁤potential sighting can happen ‍during professional deep-sea ⁤surveys or exploration missions in its​ known ⁣habitats, such as the⁣ Norwegian Sea ​and the Mediterranean Sea.

Identification ⁣Guide

The Bearded Brotula is characterized by a full beard ​of barbels on its‍ chin⁤ and a‍ slender reddish-brown body.​ Its ​elongated form typically differentiates it from other species.


There’s no specific ⁤culinary data on Bearded Brotula,​ likely due to its distant habitat and the inherent difficulties in catching ​this species ⁤for consumption.

Additional⁣ Information

  • Behavior: Bearded Brotula is⁣ known to ​be a benthic creature, leading a solitary existence in cold, dark⁢ ocean‍ depths. The details on ⁣its feeding habits as well as its mating and reproduction processes remain largely unknown.
  • Predators and Threats: Existing ‍in the ocean’s⁤ deep abyss, the Bearded Brotula has limited natural ‌predators. Human-induced threats are comparably fewer due to the challenging reach of its natural habitats.

The deep‍ sea’s‌ dark‌ recesses have‌ cloaked the Bearded Brotula in mystery, making it ‌a⁢ fascinating subject for marine ⁣biologists⁤ and​ deep-sea explorers worldwide. While ‍its exact status and many details about it ⁤remain ⁢largely unknown, ⁣this elusive creature stands as a reminder of⁢ the wonders⁣ that ⁤lie in the‍ ocean’s depths.

References and​ Further Reading