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Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Lagocephalus lagocephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays 14-15; anal finrays 12-13. Colour: bluish-grey above and white below. Young with 8-9 cross-bands on back. Size: to 60 cm SL.

Habitat: pelagic, not far from coasts. Food: crustaceans, squids. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean, eastern Atlantic from Orkney Is. and the Azores to South Africa (but very rare in the north). Elsewhere, Bermuda, western Atlantic, Indian Ocean and western Pacific.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Laskaridis, 1948: 128, fig. 2.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Lagocephalus lagocephalus