WoRMS taxon details

Trachinotus falcatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

367285  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:367285)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Labrus falcatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>[book].</em> Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae, vol. 1, 824 pp., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution Western Atlantic: Emerald Bank to southeastern Brazil, including Bahamas and many of the West Indies. Also in Bermuda, Gulf...  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Emerald Bank to southeastern Brazil, including Bahamas and many of the West Indies. Also in Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Trachinotus falcatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=367285 on 2019-07-22
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2008-09-10 06:25:12Z
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2009-06-16 07:05:49Z
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original description  (of Labrus falcatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>[book].</em> Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae, vol. 1, 824 pp., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Chaetodon rhomboides Bloch, 1787) Bloch, M. E. (1782-95). Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. 12 volumes. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., 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 Adults feed on mollusks, crabs, shrimps, and small fishes; juveniles on benthic invertebrates [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Emerald Bank to southeastern Brazil, including Bahamas and many of the West Indies. Also in Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Adults frequently in channels or holes, over sandy flats, around reefs, and at times over mud bottoms; usually solitary or in small schools; smaller fish tolerate brackishwater. [details]

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

Reproduction Spawn offshore  [details]
 

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English permit  [details]