Percophis brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Brazilian flathead
photo by INIDEP

Family:  Percophidae (Duckbills)
Max. size:  53.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 19 years
Environment:  demersal; marine, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: off southern Brazil to central Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30-33; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 40-42
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 29.08.14
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.95

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