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Caulolatilus cyanops

(Tile ? Raie Noire)


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Family : Tilefishes ; Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms . Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes [1]. Marketed fresh and is highly appreciated as a food fish .

Common Names

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Common Names in Creole, French:


Common Names in English:

blackline tilefish, Ocean White Fish, Ocean whitefish, Whitey, Whitney

Common Names in French:

Tile ? Raie Noire, Tile , Tile à raie noire

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

黑線莖方頭魚, 黑线茎方头鱼

Common Names in Polish:

Latilus niebieskawy

Common Names in Spanish:

Blanquilla, Blanquillo, Blanquillo raya negra, Domingo, Limosnero, Lismonero, Paleta, Paleta lista negra, Tumba

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Blanquilla, Blanquillo, Blanquillo Raya Negra, Domingo, Limosnero, Lismonero, Paleta, Paleta Lista Negra, Tumba


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Physical Description

Species Caulolatilus cyanops

Males are commonly 30 cm (Total Length) in length when caught/marketed, but may be as large as 60 cm (Total Length).


May be found at depths of 45 to 495 meters. Usually found at depths of 150 to 250 meters.

Ecology: The tilefish Caulolatilus cyanops is a demersal species found over sandy, muddy and rubble bottoms . It has a depth range of 45 - 495m but is commonly found between 150 - 250m (FAO 2002). It is also found to be associated with Caulolatilus microps and Caulolatilus chrysops (FAO 2002). It feeds on invertebrates and small fishes .[2].

List of Habitats :


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Caulotilus Cyanops • Caulotilus cyanops Poey, 1866


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 05-Oct-1995

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Caulolatilus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. affinis (Bighead Tilefish) · C. bermudensis (Blueline Tilefish) · C. chrysops (Atlantic Goldeneye Tilefish) · C. cyanops (Blackline Tilefish) · C. dooleyi (Bankslope Tilefish) · C. guppyi (Reticulated Tilefish) · C. hubbsi (Enigmatic Tilefish) · C. intermedius (Gulf Bareye Tilefish) · C. microps (Blueline Tilefish) · C. princeps (Pacific Golden-Eyed Tilefish) · C. williamsi (Yellowbar Tilefish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:



  1. Coupal, L., E. Bédard, C. Peguero and I.S. Durante (1992). Repertorio ictionímici de la República Dominicana. Fáscículo I : Acanthuridae - Carangidae. LIRD. [back]
  2. Acero, A. 2010. Caulolatilus cyanops. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30