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Caulolatilus cyanops

(Tile ? Raie Noire)

Overview

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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:

Tilapya

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

Description

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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).

Habitat

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 :

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Caulotilus Cyanops • Caulotilus cyanops Poey, 1866

Notes

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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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-07