Average Weight/Length

Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 4.0 kg; max. reported age: 23 years

Other "Popular" Names for this Fish

Splendid Alfonsino

Biology & Physical Description

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 26 - 30. First infraorbital bone with a spine projecting laterally on anterior end. Lateral line extends to caudal fin. A fleshy disk on inner face of exposed area of scale. In young fishes, the 2nd dorsal ray is elongate notes pectoral fins with one spine and 17 soft rays

Life Cycle & Mating Behavior

Spawning occurs about 10 to 12 times at intervals of about 4 days during the breeding season

Geographic Species Map ( Map)

Summary of Distribution: Circumglobal, excluding the northeast Pacific and Mediterranean Sea. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Europe and the Canary Islands to South Africa. Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Japan, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. The limited number of records in the western Pacific is doubtless the result of limited fishing effort below 200 m. Eastern Pacific: Chile

Note: Distribution range colors indicate degree of suitability of habitat which can be interpreted as probabilities of occurrence (

Sport Fishing Techniques


Trawling is when....

Game Rating

Game Rating : 2/10

Game Description :

Very small

Food Rating

Game Rating : 8/10

Game Description :

Marketed frozen and eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked Nutritional Facts by Serving Size: 100g / 3.5oz (raw) Calories Fat Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Potassium Protein Omega-3

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