Pterosmaris melanurus

Author: (Valenciennes, 1830)

Pterosmaris melanurus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Spicara melanurus (Valenciennes, 1830) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal fin profile of uniform height. Dorsal finrays XII + 17; anal finrays III + 16-18. Vomerine teeth absent. Lateral line scales about 70. Colour: bluish-grey above, silvery white below. Snout and forehead bluish-black. A large, oval black blotch on caudal peduncle. Size: to 30 cm SL, usually 15-20 cm.

Habitat, etc: no data.

Distribution: eastern Atlantic from Madeira to Angola.

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