Acanthostracion notacanthus

Author: Bleeker, 1863

Acanthostracion notacanthus Bleeker, 1863

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Acanthostracion notacanthus (Bleeker, 1863) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: a median spine on back. Dorsal finrays 10; anal finrays 10.Colour: yellowish; each plate of the carapace has a dark ring, roundedor polygonal, often incomplete. Size: to about 25 cm SL.

Distribution: eastern Atlantic Ocean: the Azores, Ascension 1., St Helena, occasionally along West Africa. Very doubtful report from France (as Ostracion quadricornis Bleeker, 1863).

Habitat, distribution and abundance. Littoral. In the area: Azores- generally: eastern and central Atlantic.

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