Chriodorus atherinoides Goode & Bean, 1882
Hardhead halfbeak
Chriodorus atherinoides
photo by Albernas, J.I.H.

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 84.2 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Cuba and Yucatan, Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Forms schools in bays and waterways, especially around seagrass beds.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 10.05.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.94

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