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Species: Epinnula magistralis, Domine, Domine Escolar

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body depth ~1/4 SL
preopercle: 2 spines
large size
2 LL, lower branches off behind pectoral
D & A no finlets
juvenile: pelvics > pectorals
skin smooth, scales small, no tubercles, no belly keel

Epinnula magistralis Poey, 1854

Domine, Domine Escolar

Body deep (~1/4 SL), compressed; head 25-33% SL, a bump before nostrils; lower corner of preopercle with 2 small sharp spines; operculum with 2 flat spines; lower jaw projects, neither jaws have front knobs; top jaws with several pairs of fixed & flexible fangs at front, lower jaws with 1 pair of fixed fangs at front; 1st dorsal high, XV-XVI + 13-17 (its base <1/2 length of 1st dorsal base); anal fin slightly smaller than 2nd dorsal, I+I free spines + I, 13-17; no dorsal and anal finlets; pectoral short, rounded, 15; pelvics larger than pectorals in juvenile I, 5; tail base without keel; lateral lines double, running near upper and lower body profiles, lower splits off from the top line via a vertical branch a little behind pectoral base; skin smooth, scales small, no tubercles, no belly keel.

Light blue grey; first dorsal, anal and pelvics black; tail fin black, with dark blue base; inside mouth and gill chamber brown; lining of gut cavity black.

Reaches 124 cm.

Oceanic, deep benthopelagic.

Depth: 100-500 m.

Atlantic; The Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • In & Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Offshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Mid Water
  • Near Bottom
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Bentho-Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Pelagic crustacea
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Circumtropical ( Indian + Pacific + Atlantic Oceans)
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC non-endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 124
Depth Range Min
  • 100
Depth Range Max
  • 500