Chilomycterus atringa

Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Chilomycterus atringa Linnaeus, 1758

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Chilomycterus atringa (Linnaeus, 1758) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: back flat. Three spines above orbit; no spines on middle of forehead. Dorsal finrays 12; anal finrays 11. Colour: brown above, whitish below; many black spots, also on fins; a round black blotch on middle of side. Size: to about 50 cm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Madeira and occasionally Portugal. Elsewhere, from Madeira to Angola, off Bermuda and from West Indies to Brazil.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.