Stephanolepis hispidus

Author: Linnaeus, 1766

Stephanolepis hispidus Linnaeus, 1766

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays I + 27-35; anal finrays 26-35. Colour: greenish, olive or brown, uniform or variegated, sometimes with dark blotches or series of dashes; caudal with 2 dark bands, not always evident. Size: about 17 cm.

Distribution: Madeira. Elsewhere, both sides of the Atlantic (from Madeira to Angola and from New England to Brazil).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Berry and Vogele, 1961: 71, fig. 16-17, 31-33.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.