Prionotus punctatus (Bloch, 1793)
Bluewing searobin
Prionotus punctatus
photo by Vianna, M.

Family:  Triglidae (Searobins), subfamily: Prionotinae
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed); 45 cm TL (female); max.weight: 114.1 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 190 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Belize and Jamaica southward to Argentina Antilles, Central and South America (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10
Biology:  Found on sand or muddy bottoms of the continental and insular shelves. Occasionally occurs over reefs. Feeds on shrimps, crabs, other crustaceans and fishes. Traded as an aquarium fish at CearĂ¡, Brazil (Ref. 49392).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 03.10.18

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