Dactylopterus volitans, Flying gurnard : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium

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Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Flying gurnard
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Dactylopteridae (Flying gurnards)
Etymology: Dactylopterus: Greek, daktyleys, -eos = a kind of grey mullet + + Greek, pteron = fin (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino; salobre asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 100 m (Ref. 26999).   Subtropical; 52°N - 45°S, 98°W - 36°E

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: English Channel to Angola, including the Mediterranean, Madeira, and the Azores. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts, USA and the Gulf of Mexico to Argentina.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 6544); common length : 38.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3397); peso máximo publicado: 1.8 kg (Ref. 4699)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 7; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 8; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 6. Pectoral fin very large and fan-like, with front 6 rays separated as small lobe (Ref. 26938).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Found on sand, mud or over rocks in sandy areas, exploring the bottom with the free part of the pectoral fins (Ref. 6544). Feeds primarily on benthic crustaceans, especially crabs, clams and small fishes. Neither anterolateral glandural groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Eschmeyer, W.N. and L.J. Dempster, 1990. Dactylopteridae. p. 690-691. In J. C. Quero, J. C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post, and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 10782)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 29 January 2013

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si; Acuario: Comercial
FAO(pesquerías: produccin; publication : search) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.3 - 27.8, mean 23.9 (based on 1072 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00761 - 0.01375), b=2.98 (2.89 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.