Erythrocles monodi Poll & Cadenat, 1954
Atlantic rubyfish
Erythrocles monodi
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Max. size:  65 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 90 - 300 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bahamas to Venezuela; also from some islands in the Caribbean like Saint Lucia (Ref. 9626). Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Angola (Ref. 6945); reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).
Biology:  Neritic species (Ref. 27000). Adults occur near the bottom, over sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 26999). Feeds on larger zooplankton. Marketed fresh or frozen; also used as fish meal and source of oil. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27000.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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