Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Haemulidae
(Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Conodon: Latin, conicus = cone + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Linnaeus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 100 m (Ref. 9626). Subtropical; 30°N - 33°S, 99°W - 30°W
Western Atlantic: Texas and eastern Florida (USA) and Jamaica to Brazil. Including western Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, Central and South American coasts (Ref. 26938). Also found in Argentina (Ref. 86320).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 20.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 127568); 35.4 cm TL (female); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); max. published weight: 411.20 g (Ref. 127568); max. published weight: 411.20 g
Found along sandy shores and over shallow muddy bottoms (Ref. 3798). Adults feed at night on crustaceans and small fishes (Ref. 3798). Marketed fresh (Ref. 3798).
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
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