WoRMS taxon details

Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

158934  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158934)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Newfoundland to northeastern Florida  
Distribution Newfoundland to northeastern Florida [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2022). FishBase. Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158934 on 2022-08-07
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z

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

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet Feeds primarily on shellfish and, more rarely, finfish [details]

Distribution Newfoundland to northeastern Florida [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Found in bays, estuaries and coastal waters to depths of 10 m. [details]

Importance Scientific- Minor commercial [details]

Predators Bony fishes, sharks and rays [details]

Reproduction external fertilization [details]
English swellfishpuffernorthern pufferblowfish  [details]
Tetraodon maculatus
 Tetraodon maculatus
[image from synonym]

To NMNH Extant Collection (Sphoeroides maculatus USNM 315195 radiograph lateral)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Sphoeroides maculatus USNM 74873 radiograph lateral)
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