Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found over hard bottom. Carnivorous (Ref. 2739).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: along the coasts of Europe and Africa from Biscay, the Azores, south to the Canary Islands, Algeria and Morocco.
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Western Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Spain to Mauritania including Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 350 mm ---
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Max. size

43.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 52596)); max. reported age: 16 years (Ref. 52596)
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 80000 - 80000
 
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Known from seamounts and knolls
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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 90 m (Ref. 26999)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

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  Depth range (m): 80000 - 80000
 
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Trophic Strategy

Blacktail comber is a serranid fish that lives on rocky bottoms, from the shallow subtidal down to about 90 m depth. This species is a hermaphrodite, which in the Azores matures at about 250 mm total length and spawns from July to September (Lourinho, 1998). Maturation length corresponds to about 4 years of age (Costa, 1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Serranus atricauda

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Data deficient (DD)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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