Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 91 m (Ref. 9710). Subtropical; 37°N - 4°N, 98°W - 51°W
Western Atlantic: North Carolina to Florida in USA and the entire Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela; possibly to Brazil. The name Equetus acuminatus was misapplied to this species.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)
Found over soft bottoms (Ref. 9626) of coastal waters. Secretive but approachable (Ref. 9710). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35408).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith-Vaniz, W.F., B.B. Collette and B.E. Luckhurst, 1999. Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4. 424 p. (Ref. 35505)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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