BRAZILIAN FLATHEAD » Percophis Brasiliensis
Skinless fillets stick few thorns.
Other common names in Latin America:
English common name: Brazilian flathead
External distinguishing characteristics:
Fusiform body, very long, cylindrical sub-section, somewhat depressed. The height of the body Included are more than 9 times in total length. Medium to small scales. The lateral line,
Travel straight starts above the upper corner of the operculum. Head depressed. Pointed snout, with lower prognathism. Large mouth, fitted with heavy teeth, the rear end at the center of the eye. Lower jaw clearly exceeds the top. Eyes fall from 6 to 7 times the length of the head. nares pairs close to the eyes. Two dorsal fins, separated, the first is short and made difficult by radio, the second only by soft radio. The anal is similar to the second dorsal but Ultimately, the base is larger than the sum of the two ridges. Truncated flow. pectorals long, their radios longest stretch until the start of the anal. Ventral inserted ahead the chest.
Coloring. Dorsum brown, with flecks clear, clarified on the flanks, ventral area whitish. first dorsal fin, pectoral and caudal with darker pigmentation, other fins clear.
Distinction of similar species in the area:
No similar species in the area.
The maximum size observed is about 70 cm in length. The most common sizes in catches fall in the range of 25 to 60 cm.
Other biological data:
The size at maturity, whereas both sexes as a whole, be around the 43 cm. The formation of his mouth reflects their predatory habits, with preference on fish Demersal and pelagial lower proportion in smaller squid. Benthonic being an animal is fish stick that makes vertical migrations for food. Copies have been examined between 1 and 6 years old.
Geographical distribution and behavior:
Coastal fish and benthic habits, living on the sandy bottom, at depths prefrentemente under 50 m, distributed from the latitude of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to 47 ° S in Argentina. The higher off the Argentine coast occur in the spring, between 39 º and 41 º S.
Size of the resource:
Fishing fleet and gear catch:
Is captured by the three fleets (from a prepared estuary, coastal and high), trawl background.
Ways to use:
Filet without skin or bones, the external market for frozen and fresh inside.