Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Latilidae
Etymology: Caulolatilus: Greek, kaulos = stem, stalk + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Goode & Bean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 162 m (Ref. 8991). Subtropical; 37°N - 24°N, 98°W - 75°W
Western Atlantic: North Carolina to southern Florida in USA and Mexico; also in northern and probably eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3276); max. published weight: 7.0 kg (Ref. 3276); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 6134)
Occurs on mud and rubble bottom. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates (crustaceans, mollusks, polychaetes and brittle stars) and fishes. Captured mainly from 75 to 200 m deep and occurring to at least 236 m (Ref. 6134). Marketed fresh.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Functional hermaphroditism has to be confirmed for this species.
Dooley, J.K., 1978. Systematics and biology of the tilefishes (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae and Malacanthidae) with descriptions of two new species. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circ. No. 411:1-78. (Ref. 8991)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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