Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits hard sand bottom from water's edge to 18 m depth, occasionally to 90 m.
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Honduras
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Western Atlantic: North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Honduras. Erroneously reported from Bahamas.
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 200 mm TL
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Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
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Type Information

Type for Citharichthys macrops
Catalog Number: USNM 21500
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): S. Stearns
Year Collected: 1878
Locality: Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States, North America
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Ecology

Habitat

benthic
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 90 m (Ref. 7251), usually ? - 18 m (Ref. 7251)
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Depth range based on 1313 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 364 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 214
  Temperature range (°C): 9.264 - 26.775
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.202 - 7.486
  Salinity (PPS): 33.239 - 37.158
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.953 - 6.300
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.093 - 0.695
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 4.451

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 214

Temperature range (°C): 9.264 - 26.775

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.202 - 7.486

Salinity (PPS): 33.239 - 37.158

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.953 - 6.300

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.093 - 0.695

Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 4.451
 
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Depth: 0 - 90m.
Recorded at 90 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Inhabits hard sand bottom from water's edge to 18 m depth, occasionally to 90 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Citharichthys macrops

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: Citharichthys macrops

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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