Bembrops anatirostris Ginsburg, 1955
Duckbill flathead
Bembrops anatirostris
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Bembropidae (Duckbill flatheads)
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 100 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea off Puerto Rico, Surinam, and French Guiana.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-18
Biology:  Generally found below 100 m to at least 400 m (Ref. 13628); enters shelf waters (Ref. 7251).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.10.20
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.08.94

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