Taractes rubescens

Author: (Jordan and Evermann, 1887)

Taractes rubescens (Jordan and Evermann, 1887)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Taractes rubescens (Jordan and Evermann, 1887) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: modified scales form a prominent and hard midlateral keel on the caudal peduncle. Dorsal finrays 30-32; anal finrays 21-23; pectoral finrays 19-22. Vertebrae 39-41. Gillrakers 9-12. Gill filaments more than three times length of rakers. Size: to over 70 cm SL.

Habitat: offshore in tropical waters. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: off Madeira. Elsewhere, in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Rare.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Mead and Maul, 1958, fig. 4, 6 | Mead, 1972: 20-21.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.