Campogramma glaycos

Author: Lacepède, 1801

Campogramma glaycos Lacepède, 1801

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Campogramma glaycos (Lacepède, 1801) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: both jaws with a single row of large, widely spaced canines. Gillrakers (including rudiments) 4-6 upper, 9-12 lower on first gill arch. Dorsal fin VI or VII + I + 26-28, anal fin II + I + 23-25 soft anal fin base slightly shorter than soft dorsal fin base; pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins; caudal peduncle grooves absent or obsolete. Lateral line slightly to moderately arched above pectoral fins, becoming straight posteriorly, no scutes; chest naked except for a small patch of scales immediately in front of pelvic fins. Colour: adults greenish-grey dorsally, extending on sides to lateral line in a series of prominent zigzag lobes; white ventrally with a rose tint on flanks; fins greyish. Size: to at least 60 cm fork length.

Habitat: adults pelagic or epibenthic, mostly in shallow waters (15-30 m). Food: primarily schooling fishes. Reproduction: see family.

Distribution: western Mediterranean (common) and eastern Atlantic northward to the Bay of Biscay, Madeira and as a rare vagrant off the British Isles. Elsewhere, off Morocco to Senegal, including the Canaries.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Chaine, 1957: 523, pl. 5.