Trachyscorpia cristulata cristulata (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Atlantic thornyhead
photo by García Rodríguez, M.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastolobinae
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 130 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Florida in USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Anterolateral glandular grooves with venom gland (Ref. 57406).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 July 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 19.05.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94

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