Prionotus carolinus, commonly known as the sea robin, is a species of fish found in the western Atlantic Ocean. It has a laterally compressed body, a large head, and a long dorsal fin. Its coloration is typically brownish-gray with yellowish-orange fins. It is found in shallow coastal waters, estuaries, and bays, and can live up to 10 years. The current population of Prionotus carolinus is stable.
Name Origin: Prionotus carolinus, commonly known as the Carolina Searobin, is a species of marine fish found in the western Atlantic Ocean. It was first described by the German naturalist Marcus Elieser Bloch in 1793. The genus name Prionotus is derived from the Greek words 'prion' meaning saw and 'otus' meaning ear, referring to the saw-like spines on the fish's head. The species name carolinus is derived from the Latin word 'Carolina', which is the region in which the species was first discovered.
Related Species: Prionotus evolans, Prionotus tribulus, Prionotus martis, Prionotus rubio, Prionotus punctatus