Chirodactylus grandis (Günther, 1860)
Bank steenbras
Chirodactylus grandis
photo by FAO

Family:  Latridae (Trumpeters)
Max. size:  180 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Walvis Bay, Namibia to possibly Natal, South Africa. Natal records are likely to be Chirodactylus jessicalorum.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-24; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  The largest species of the family (Ref. 5319). Primarily an offshore species that prefers rocky or muddy banks. Feeds during the day on small, bottom-dwelling invertebrates. Occasionally also on squid and small fish. Also caught by artisanal and game fisheries (Ref. 9492).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.08.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.09.98
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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