2500 - 10,000 individuals
Comments: Global abundance is unknown. Often common in warm temperate regions; common from Cape Cod to Delaware Bay during the warmer months. Although first reported from Texas in the 1960s, this species does not appear to be uncommon in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (Hoese and Moore 1998). It is more common along the eastern coast of Florida than the eastern Gulf of Mexico (Gilmore et al. 1983).