Caulolatilus affinis Gill, 1865
Bighead tilefish
Caulolatilus affinis
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Latilidae (Deepwater tilefishes)
Max. size:  49.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 680.0 g
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 30 - 185 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky and sandy bottoms, near isolated reefs (Ref. 9119). Mature females are encountered in April and November in the Gulf of California, Mexico and in September in Colombia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 9119). Marketed fresh or frozen and considered of excellent quality for human consumption (Ref. 9119).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.08.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.07.95

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