Buenia jeffreysii

Author: Günther, 1867

Buenia jeffreysii Günther, 1867

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Buenia jeffreysii (Günther, 1867) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: see genus. Dl Vl (V-VI); D2 I + 8-10; A I + 7-8; P 18. Scales in lateral series 25-30; second ray of first dorsal fin elongate in males. Vertebrae 30. Colour: body with coarse dark reticulation, flecked rusty red; pale dorsal saddles opposite large dark blotches on lateral midline. Size: to 6 cm.

Habitat: usually offshore, 5-330 m, on sand, mud, shell debris, gravel, corallines. Food: no data. Reproduction: post-larvae May - September (off Plymouth).

Distribution: eastern Atlantic, from south-west Iceland and Foldenfjord, Norway (64°45´ N) to Brittany and Celtic Sea, excluding southern North Sea. Also recorded from Banyuls, western Mediterranean (Zander, 1982).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Lebour, 1919: 65, 79, pl. III (fig. 1-2) | Tåning, 1940: 270, fig. 1-2.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.