Virididentex acromegalus

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Virididentex acromegalus (common name: bulldog dentex) is a species of carnivorous marine fish of the family Sparidae. It is the only species of the genus Virididentex.[2] It is endemic to Cape Verde, where it occurs between 40 and 150 metres depth.[1]

Virididentex acromegalus
Scientific classification
V. acromegalus
Binomial name
Virididentex acromegalus
(Osório, 1911)
  • Dentex acromegalus Osório, 1911

This fish lives in rocky bottoms, and grows to an average length of 30 cm, maximum 52 cm.[3]


  1. ^ a b Carpenter, K.E.; Russell, B. & Pollard, D. (2014). "Bulldog Dentex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T170246A1300886. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T170246A1300886.en. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ Virididentex Poll, 1971. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ Virididentex acromegalus at FishBase

Further readingEdit

  • Eschmeyer, William N., ed. 1998. Catalog of Fishes. Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol. 1–3. California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco, California, USA. 2905. ISBN 0-940228-47-5.
  • Fenner, Robert M. The Conscientious Marine Aquarist. Neptune City, New Jersey, USA: T.F.H. Publications, 2001.
  • Helfman, G., B. Collette and D. Facey: The diversity of fishes. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, USA, 1997.
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986. A M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany
  • Maugé, L.A. 1986. A J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren, Flanders; and ORSTOM, Paris, France, Vol. 2.
  • Moyle, P. and J. Cech.: Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology, 4th ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA: Prentice-Hall. 2000.
  • Nelson, J.: Fishes of the World, 3rd ed.. New York, USA: John Wiley and Sons., 1994
  • Wheeler, A.: The World Encyclopedia of Fishes, 2nd ed., London: Macdonald., 1985