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Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps  Goode & Bean, 1879

Great northern tilefish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae (Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Lopholatilus: Greek, lophos = crest + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 80 - 540 m (Ref. 5217).   Subtropical; 9°C - 14°C (Ref. 33985); 46°N - 1°N

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 42.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 125 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3276); 95.0 cm FL (female); common length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3276); max. published weight: 30.0 kg (Ref. 9988); max. reported age: 35 years (Ref. 6086)

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Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to southern Florida, USA and Gulf of Mexico. Probably throughout the northern coast of South America (Ref. 5217); and the Caribbean (Dooley, pers. comm.).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Most common around 200 m, usually over mud or sand bottom and occasionally over rough bottom (Ref. 9988); prefers temperature of 8-17°C (Ref. 5951). Feeds mainly on shrimp and crabs, but also takes fish, squid, bivalves and holothurians. Sensitive to cold water (Ref. 9988), a mass die-off occurred in 1882, after which the species was rare for decades, presumably due to unusually cold water (Ref. 7251). Marketed fresh or frozen; can be steamed, pan-fried, broiled, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dooley, James | Collaborators

Dooley, J.K., 1978. Branchiostegidae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31). Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3276)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00413 - 0.01460), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.09-0.13; tm=5; tmax=35; Fec=195,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.