Oreosoma atlanticum Cuvier, 1829
Ox-eyed oreo
Oreosoma atlanticum
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Oreosomatidae (Oreos), subfamily: Oreosomatinae
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 220 - 1550 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: around South Africa between 30° and 35°S. Southwest Pacific: Australia (including western and southern Australia) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-31; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 28-31. Prejuveniles blackish violet in color; cones and irregular blotches on back greenish silvery (Ref. 6548).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic species (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.06.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 04.11.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.01.97

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