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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in reefs and rocky areas from the shoreline to 200 m depth (Ref. 2683). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27000. Nocturnal (Ref. 6537). Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 6746).
  • Ben-Tuvia, A. 1990 Holocentridae. p. 627-628. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6537)
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Angola including the Cape Verde Islands; western Atlantic in the Caribbean Sea.
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Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Morocco and from Mauritania to Angola.
  • Ben-Tuvia, A. 1990 Holocentridae. p. 627-628. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6537)
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 250 mm ---
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Max. size

25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6537))
  • Ben-Tuvia, A. 1990 Holocentridae. p. 627-628. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6537)
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth: 3 - 100m.
From 3 to 100 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 200 m (Ref. 2683)
  • Schneider, W. 1990 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine resources of the Gulf of Guinea. Prepared and published with the support of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. Rome: FAO. 268 p. (Ref. 2683)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 22 - 22
  Temperature range (°C): 24.179 - 24.179
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.628 - 0.628
  Salinity (PPS): 36.052 - 36.052
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.919 - 4.919
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.164 - 0.164
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.095 - 1.095
 
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in reefs and rocky areas from the shoreline to 200 m depth. Nocturnal. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates.
  • Ben-Tuvia, A. 1990 Holocentridae. p. 627-628. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6537)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sargocentron hastatum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
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: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
  • Greenfield, D.W. 1981 Holocentridae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic; fishing areas 34, 47 (in part). Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and FAO. Vol. 2. pag. var. (Ref. 3634)
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