Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae
(Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Caulolatilus: Greek, kaulos = stem, stalk + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335); princeps: princeps meaning leader (Ref. 6885).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 91 m (Ref. 5227), usually 24 - 55 m (Ref. 5227). Subtropical; 51°N -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 102 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. published weight: 5.8 kg (Ref. 40637)
Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands; rare north of central California, USA.
Inhabits rocky bottoms (Ref. 9119). Also found on soft sand and mud bottoms. Solitary species. Digs into the substrate for food (Ref. 5227).
Dooley, J.K., 1978. Systematics and biology of the tilefishes (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae and Malacanthidae) with descriptions of two new species. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circ. No. 411:1-78.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), b=0.00 (0.00 - 0.00), based on (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm>4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .