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Antigonia capros  Lowe, 1843

Deepbody boarfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caproidae (Boarfishes)
Etymology: Antigonia: Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who defied her uncle, king Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices and was condemned to be immured in a cave (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lowe.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 900 m (Ref. 5217), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 4952).   Tropical; 44°N - 51°S, 77°W - 153°W

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Worldwide in subtropical and tropical oceans. Eastern Atlantic: France to Namibia, including Azores and Madeira. Western Atlantic: southern New England, USA and Gulf of Mexico to [Brazil according to Ref. 7251] Uruguay (Ref. 47377). Pacific Ocean: Hawaii (Ref. 7490), Japan (Ref. 559) and Nazca and Sala-y-Gomez (Ref. 50546).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27000); max. published weight: 170.00 g (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 337; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 30 - 35. Body orange red, 3 dark red bands on eye, mid-body and caudal peduncle (Ref. 13608). Mouth oblique; longest dorsal spine about 1/4 of SL (Ref. 559).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found close to bottom while juveniles occur in mid water (Ref. 4952). Feed on small mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 5288). Not regularly marketed (Ref. 5217).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Karrer, C. and A. Post, 1990. Caproidae. p. 641-642. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4504)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02884 (0.02165 - 0.03841), b=2.95 (2.87 - 3.03), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=2-4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.