Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825)
Offshore rockfish
Cantarilho,  Canteiro,  Cardeal,  Fanhama,  Requeime,  Requeme-chapado,  Vermelho
Pontinus kuhlii
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  52 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 100 - 600 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal, Madeira, the Azores and Mediterranean (Sicily and from the Spanish coast) (Ref. 4570) south to 8°30'S, including Canary Islands and Cape Verde. Reported from São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11
Biology:  Occurs on hard bottoms (Ref. 4510). Feeds on fishes and shrimps (Ref. 5377). Females appear to remain smaller, up to 38.4 cm TL in the Canary Islands (Ref. 55964). Males are heavier and larger (Ref. 55965).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 27000, 89108, 95716.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 23.08.94

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