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  • Otolithus striatus  Cuvier, 1829: 173 (original description).
  • Otolithus guatucupa  Cuvier, 1830: 75.
  • Perca vigintiuniradiata  Larrañaga, 1923: 384.
  • Perca decimvitta  Larrañaga in Devicenzi, 1925: 305.
  • Cynoscion guatucupa  Cousseau & Perrotta, 1998: 106.
    FAO Names
    En - Striped weakfish, Fr - Acoupa rayé, Sp - Corvinata pescadilla.
    3Alpha Code: WKS     Taxonomic Code: 1703701617
    Geographical Distribution

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    Western Atlantic Ocean; coast of South America from Southern Brazil, Uruguay to central Argentina.
    Habitat and Biology
    Found usually over muddy and sandy bottomsin coastal waters to about 60 m depths,and estuaries where the nursery and feeding grounds are locate.Forms schools.Juveniles feed on benthic migratory crustaceans and sessile boring molluscs (ocasionally fishes). Adults feed mostly on fishes.Attains 20 years old (Cousseau & Perrotta, 1998).
    Attains 65 cm; common 35 to 45 cm.
    Interest to Fisheries
    Foodfish which is usually marketed fresh and filled. The total catch reported for this species to FAO for 1999 was 19 588 t. The countries with the largest catches were Argentina (11 107 t) and Uruguay (8 481 t).Caught with bottom trawls.
    Local Names
    English : Striped weakfish .
    Japanese : Shima-nibe .
    Portuguese : Maria-molle ,  Pescada-olhuda ,  Pescadinha .
    Spanish : Pescadilla ,  Pescadilla de red .
    Chao, L.N. - 1978A basis for classifying western Atlantic Sciaenidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS Circular 415: i-v + 1-64.
    Cosseau, M.B. & R. Perrotta. - 1998Peces marinos de Argentina. Biología, distribución, pesca. INIDEP (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero). Mar del Plata, Argentina. 163 pp. Fishbase: ICLARM .
    Menni, R.C., R.A. Ringuelet & R.H. Aramburu. - 1984 Peces Marinos de la Argentina y Uruguay. Catálogo crítico ilustrado. Claves para la determinación de familias, géneros y especies. Nombres vulgares. Glosario. Ed. Hemisferio Sur S.A. Buenos Aires.: 358 pp.
    Nakamura, I. - 1986 Sciaenidae. In: Nakamura; T. Inada; M. Takeda; H. Hatanaka (eds.). Important Fishes trawled off Patagonia. Japan mar. Fish. Resource Res. Center: 224-225.
    Vera, J. - 1992 Diccionario multilingüe de especies marinas para el mundo hispano.Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación. Secretaria General Técnica.  1282 pp.
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