Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae
(Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Caulolatilus: Greek, kaulos = stem, stalk + Latin, latus = wide (Ref. 45335); princeps: princeps meaning leader (Ref. 6885).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 91 m (Ref. 5227), usually 24 - 55 m (Ref. 5227). Subtropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 51°N - 18°S, 129°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands; rare north of central California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 102 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. published weight: 5.8 kg (Ref. 40637)
Inhabits rocky bottoms (Ref. 9119). Also found on soft sand and mud bottoms. Solitary species. Digs into the substrate for food (Ref. 5227).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dooley, J.K., 1978. Systematics and biology of the tilefishes (Perciformes: Branchiostegidae and Malacanthidae) with descriptions of two new species. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circ. No. 411:1-78. (Ref. 8991)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm>4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .