WoRMS taxon details

Lactophrys trigonus (Linnaeus, 1758)

158931  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158931)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofOstracion trigonus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA) to Brazil, including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA) to Brazil, including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Lactophrys trigonus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158931 on 2019-02-19
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofOstracion trigonus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (10/2018)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on a wide variety of small benthic invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans, worms and sessile tunicates, as well as some sea grasses  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA) to Brazil, including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean [details]

Habitat Inhabits seagrass beds, coral rubble areas, and offshore reefs down to about 50 m. [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, fishery, gamefish and aquarium fish [details]
 

LanguageName 
English trunkfish  [details]
Spanish chapín búfalo  [details]