Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in shallow waters (Ref. 10879); in sand and mud substrates (Ref. 26268). Feeds on polychaetes and small, benthic crustaceans. May be a nocturnal feeder (Ref. 10879).
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic.
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 130 mm SL
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Max. size

13.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26268))
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Type Information

Paratype for Symphurus caribbeanus Munroe
Catalog Number: USNM 313513
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Prodepesca (Fao)
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Bajo - Sabanilla; Colombia., Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Vessel: Choco
  • Paratype: Munroe, T. A. 1991. Fishery Bulletin. 89 (2): 280, 2,4e,5,6.
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Holotype for Symphurus caribbeanus Munroe
Catalog Number: USNM 313487
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Ramsey
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico., Puerto Rico, Greater Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
  • Holotype: Munroe, T. A. 1991. Fishery Bulletin. 89 (2): 280, 2,4e,5,6.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 29 m (Ref. 26268)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 20

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 20
 
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Depth: 10 - 29m.
From 10 to 29 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Occurs in shallow waters. Feeds on polychaetes and small, benthic crustaceans. May be a nocturnal feeder (Ref. 10879).
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in shallow waters (Ref. 10879); in sand and mud substrates (Ref. 26268). Feeds on polychaetes and small, benthic crustaceans.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Symphurus caribbeanus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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