Galapagos Species Checklist

Caulolatilus princeps (Jenyns, 1840)

blanquillo, cabezudo, Ocean whitefish

Elongate, heavy body with smallish mouth. Back silvery light gray to brown; belly white; may have some bluish tinting. Fins often yellowish and may have bluish stripes. Size: At least 50 cm

Habitat: Soft sand and mud bottoms; dig in bottom or food. Solitary.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Actinopterygii

Order
Perciformes

Family
Malacanthidae

Genus
Caulolatilus

Species
princeps

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Caulolatilus affinis Hildebrand, 1946, Dekaya anomala Cooper, 1863, Latilus princeps Jenyns, 1840, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Status

IUCN Red List Category: Not evaluated

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Eastern Pacific; Southern California to Peru and Ecuador in the Galápagos Islands. Indo-Pacific. Brittish Columbia to Peru and all oceanic islands of the Eastern Pacific except Clipperton

References

  • Grove, J.S. Lavenberg, R.J. (1997) The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford California. 862 pp.
  • Humann, P. Deloach, N. (2003) Reef Fish Identification - Galapagos. New World Publication, Inc. Florida USA & Libri Mundi, Quito, Ecuador, 226 pp.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • IUCN (2010) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2010.
  • McCosker, J.E. Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.
  • Constant, P. (2007) Marine Life of the Galapagos. The Diver's guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and marine Invertebrates, 307 pp.

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