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Caulolatilus chrysops  (Valenciennes, 1833)

Atlantic goldeneye 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 76 - 244 m (Ref. 5217).   Tropical; 35°N - 24°S

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Western Atlantic: North Carolina and Dry Tortugas, Florida (USA), major part of the Antilles to Rio de Janeiro, Paraná (Ref. 47377) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 7251). Throughout Caribbean (Dooley, pers. comm., Ref. 26938).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 44.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rubble bottoms. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and other invertebrates; occasionally on small fishes. Flesh not appreciated (Ref. 5217). Minimum depth from Ref. 47377. Traded as an aquarium fish at Ceará, Brazil (Ref. 49392).

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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; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00437 - 0.01257), b=3.10 (2.94 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.51 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.