Urophycis brasiliensis (Kaup, 1858)
Brazilian codling
photo by INIDEP

 Family:  Phycidae (Phycid hakes)
 Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 24 - 190 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. A new record is found in San Jorge Gulf, collected at 45°17' S, 66°54' W (Ref. 86990), extending the distribution range to southern Argentina.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-69; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 43-46. Body elongated; head small; eyes small. First dorsal-fin ray elongated; pelvic fins extending beyond the origin of the anal fin. Mottled pattern on back and upper sides.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.06.12

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