Polydactylus octonemus (Girard, 1858)
Atlantic threadfin
Polydactylus octonemus
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Polynemidae (Threadfins)
Max. size:  33 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 66 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: New York and along the coast to the western coast of Yucat√°n, Mexico (Ref. 57343). Some authors report this species as occurring throughout northern South America (Ref. 5217).
Biology:  Occurs on sand or mud bottoms and on beaches, especially on the surf (Ref. 57343).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 January 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.08.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.08.94

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