Antigonia capros Lowe, 1843
Deepbody boarfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Antigoniidae (Deepbody boarfishes)
Max. size:  30.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 170.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 900 m
Distribution:  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).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-37; Anal spines: 3-3; 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:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 January 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.01.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 31.08.94

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