Macrodon mordax (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)
Dogteeth weakfish
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Panama to Ecuador.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters, bays, and estuaries (Ref. 9118). Feeds on crustaceans, fishes and cephalopods (Ref. 9118). Considered a good food fish (Ref. 9118).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 October 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.10.00

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