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Cepola macrophthalma (Red bandfish; Red band-fish)

Synonyms: Cepola attenuata; Cepola jugularis; Cepola longicauda; Cepola marginata; Cepola novemradiata; Cepola rubescens; Cepola serpentiformis; Cepola taenia; Cepola truncata; Ophidion macrophthalma; Ophidion macrophthalmum
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Wikipedia Abstract

Cepola macrophthalma is a fish of the bandfish family Cepolidae. It is found in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from Senegal north to the British Isles. This species is known as the red bandfish, though this name is also given to other members of the genus Cepola.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Calanus helgolandicus[1]
Candacia armata[1]
Centropages typicus[1]
Cepola schlegelii (Red bandfish)[2]
Microsetella norvegica[2]
Temora longicornis[1]
Temora stylifera[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aphia minuta (Transparent goby)1
Cetorhinus maximus (Sun-fish)3
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)1
Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream)1
Pomatoschistus lozanoi (Lozano's goby)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)1

Predators

Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[2]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[2]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[2]
Lampris guttatus (Sunfish)[2]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[2]
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)[2]
Loligo forbesii (Veined Squid)[3]
Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[1]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[1]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[3]
Scorpaena scrofa (Bigscale scorpionfish)[4]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[2]
Torpedo marmorata (Common crampfish)[5]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[2]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[2]
Uranoscopus scaber (Stargazer)[2]
Zeus faber (European john dory)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Monascus filiformis[6]

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Croatia; Cyprus; Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to north of Senegal, including the Mediterranean.; Egypt; France; Galician Shelf; Greece; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Northern Ireland; Portugal; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; Western Sahara;

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Citations

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1Abundance-depth relationship, condition factor and adaptive value of zooplanktophagy for red bandfish, Cepola macrophthalma, K. I. Stergiou, Journal of Fish Biology (1993) 42, 645-660
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
4TROPHIC HABITS OF RED SCORPIONFISH SCORPAENA SCROFA (OSTEICHTHYES, SCORPAENIFORMES) IN THE CENTRAL WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN, Serenella Cabiddu, Claudia Pedoni, Paola Pesci and Cristina Porcu, Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 39, 2010, p. 464
5DIET OF THE MARBLED ELECTRIC RAY TORPEDO MARMORATA (CHONDRICHTHYES: TORPEDINIDAE) OFF THE LANGUEDOCIAN COAST (SOUTHERN FRANCE, NORTHERN MEDITERRANEAN, Christian CAPAPÉ, Séverine CROUZET, Céline CLÉMENT, Yvan VERGNE & Olivier GUÉLORGET, ANNALES Ser. hist. nat. Vol. 17 No. 1 2001 p. 17-22
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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