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Caulolatilus affinis  Gill, 1865

Bighead tilefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae (Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Caulolatilus: Greek, kaulos = stem, stalk + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 30 - 185 m (Ref. 9119).   Tropical; 33°N -

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Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5592); common length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9119); max. published weight: 680.00 g (Ref. 40637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky and sandy bottoms, near isolated reefs (Ref. 9119). Mature females are encountered in April and November in the Gulf of California, Mexico and in September in Colombia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 9119). Marketed fresh or frozen and considered of excellent quality for human consumption (Ref. 9119).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dooley, James | Collaborators

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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | OsteoBase(skull, spine) | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (k=0.09-0.17).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.