Black musselcracker

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The black musselcracker (Cymatoceps nasutus) is a South African species of marine fish in the family Sparidae.[2] It is the only species of its genus Cymatoceps. It reaches 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in length and almost 35 kg (77 lb) in weight.[2] It is found in coastal rocky areas to depths of 80 m (260 ft), and feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates such as crabs and sea urchins.[2]

Black musselcracker
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Cymatoceps

Smith, 1938
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C. nasutus
Binomial name
Cymatoceps nasutus
Castelnau, 1861

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mann, B.Q.; Buxton, C.D. & Carpenter, K.E. (2014). "Cymatoceps nasutus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T170204A1292756. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T170204A1292756.en. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Cymatoceps nasutus" in FishBase. June 2012 version.

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