Schedophilus medusophagus (Cocco, 1839)
Cornish blackfish
photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

 Family:  Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
 Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 200 - 358 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Iceland (Ref. 12462) and Ireland to Morocco, including Azores and Madeira. Also in the western Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Grand Banks, Canada to North Carolina, USA (Ref. 7251). Possibly off Australia (Ref. 7251).
 Diagnosis:  Rear edge of front gill cover with distinct spines. Snout is slightly shorter than the eye diameter (Ref. 35388).
 Biology:  Feeds on medusae and ctenophores (Ref. 27637).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 22.10.90
 Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 22.09.08

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