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Author: Linnaeus, 1766

Stephanolepis hispidus Linnaeus, 1766

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays I + 27-35; anal finrays 26-35. Colour: greenish, olive or brown, uniform or variegated, sometimes with dark blotches or series of dashes; caudal with 2 dark bands, not always evident. Size: about 17 cm.

Distribution: Madeira. Elsewhere, both sides of the Atlantic (from Madeira to Angola and from New England to Brazil).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Berry & Vogele, 1961: 71, fig. 16-17, 31-33.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Stephanolepis hispidus