Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on muddy bottoms. Marketed mostly fresh.
  • 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)
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic: throughout the Gulf of Mexico (excluding Florida, USA) to Cuba. Reported to range south to Suriname (Ref. 13608).
  • 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)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 600 mm TL
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Max. size

60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • 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)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 45 - 290 m (Ref. 3276)
  • Dooley, J.K. 1978 Branchiostegidae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31). Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3276)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 78 - 137
  Temperature range (°C): 20.669 - 20.741
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.521 - 5.831
  Salinity (PPS): 36.323 - 36.360
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.966 - 4.221
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.256 - 0.482
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.250 - 3.599

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 78 - 137

Temperature range (°C): 20.669 - 20.741

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.521 - 5.831

Salinity (PPS): 36.323 - 36.360

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.966 - 4.221

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.256 - 0.482

Silicate (umol/l): 2.250 - 3.599
 
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Depth: 45 - 290m.
From 45 to 290 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Occurs on mud bottoms. Marketed mostly fresh.
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on fish and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 26338).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Caulolatilus intermedius

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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; price category: very high; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
  • Dooley, J.K. 1978 Branchiostegidae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31). Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3276)
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Wikipedia

Gulf bareye tilefish

Caulolatilus intermedius, the Gulf bareye tilefish, is a species of tilefish native to the Gulf of Mexico. It inhabits muddy bottoms at depths of from 45 to 290 metres (148 to 951 ft). This species can reach a length of 60 centimetres (24 in) TL though most are only around 20 centimetres (7.9 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Caulolatilus intermedius" in FishBase. December 2013 version.


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