Pinguipes brasilianus Cuvier, 1829
Brazilian sandperch
Pinguipes brasilianus
photo by Bertoncini, A.A.

Family:  Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 60 - 150 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Golfo Nuevo, Argentina (Ref. 27569). Reported from the Mediterranean through introductions probably by ballast waters (Ref. 43448).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-27; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 25-25
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 04.11.98

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