WoRMS taxon details

Tautoga onitis (Linnaeus, 1758)

158830  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158830)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofLabrus onitis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Distribution Bay of Fundy to South Carolina, most abundant between Cape Cod and Delaware Bay  
Distribution Bay of Fundy to South Carolina, most abundant between Cape Cod and Delaware Bay [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Tautoga onitis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158830 on 2018-06-19
Date
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2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofLabrus onitis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofLabrus onitis Linnaeus, 1758) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds mainly on mussels, gastropods, other molluscs and crustaceans [details]

Distribution Bay of Fundy to South Carolina, most abundant between Cape Cod and Delaware Bay [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Found close to shore to depths of 75 m over hard bottoms, occasionally enters brackish waters. [details]

Importance Social- Minor commercial, gamefish [details]

Predators Striped sea bass [details]

Reproduction Spawns from April in July in groups or pairs, external fertilization [details]
 

LanguageName 
English tautogoyster-fishchubblackfischblack porgy  [details]
French tautogue noir  [details]