Raniceps raninus

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Raniceps raninus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Gadidae
Genus: Raniceps
Oken, 1817
R. raninus
Binomial name
Raniceps raninus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Blennius raninus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Gadus raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Phycis ranina (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Cottus grunniens Linnaeus, 1758
  • Blennius fuscus Müller, 1776
  • Gadus fuliginosus Walbaum, 1784
  • Gadus trifurcus Walbaum, 1792
  • Gadus minimus Walbaum, 1792
  • Batrachoides blennioides Lacepède, 1800
  • Batrachocephalus blennioides (Lacepède, 1800)
  • Blennius trifurcatus Shaw, 1803
  • Raniceps trifurcatus (Shaw, 1803)
  • Raniceps jago Fleming, 1828
  • Raniceps niger Nilsson, 1832
  • Raniceps fuscus Krøyer, 1843

Raniceps raninus, the tadpole fish, is a species of Gadidae fish native to the northeast Atlantic Ocean around the coasts of France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom and the North Sea. This species grows to a total length of 27.5 cm (10.8 in). It is of no importance to the commercial fishery industry, though it can be found in the aquarium trade and is displayed in public aquaria.


  1. ^ Fernandes, P.; Cook, R.; Florin, A.; et al. (2014). "Raniceps raninus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T18125145A45098685. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T18125145A45098685.en.