Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found over sand and mud in coastal waters (Ref. 2683). Enters estuaries and lagoons (Ref. 2135). Feeds on other fish (Ref. 5377), shrimps, crabs, mollusks, annelids, zooplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania (Ref. 5377) to Angola.
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Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 10
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Size

Maximum size: 360 mm TL
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Max. size

36.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5476))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 250 m (Ref. 27000), usually ? - 100 m (Ref. 27000)
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Depth: 0 - 250m.
Recorded at 250 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic.
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on fish, crustaceans, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pomadasys perotaei

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pomadasys perotaei

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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