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Argentina sialis Gilbert, 1890
NORTH-PACIFIC ARGENTINE
Pacific argentine

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Argentina sialis
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Argentina sialis

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Overview
Main identification features
  • head 28.5 percent sl
  • lateral line has 48-51 scales
  • eye: 6.1-7.9 percent sl
Elongate, a little compressed; head relatively short (28.5% of standard length); relatively small eyes (6.1-7.9% of standard length); small, terminal mouth; top jaw toothless; fins without spines; 1 dorsal fin plus a small adipose fin at rear, over anal; pectorals low; pelvics on midbelly; anal fin at rear; tail forked; scales smooth, 48-51 (average 49) on lateral line; dorsal 11 rays; anal 12 rays.

Silver; an iridescent silver stripe along midside from eye back; top of head and snout dusky; a black blotch above eye; 8 faint dusky bars on back; fins dusky; mouth and gill chamber white.

Size: 22 cm.

Habitat: over soft bottoms.

Depth: 10-300 m.

A NE Pacific temperate species; Oregon to the Gulf of California.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap).
Depth Range Max: 300 m.
Depth Range Min: 10 m.
Diet: zooplankton; Pelagic crustacea; pelagic fish larvae; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=46; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-124; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=22; Longitudinal range=14.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: TEP non-endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only; Sand & gravel; Mud.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Offshore; In & Offshore.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 22 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Temperate Eastern Pacific, primarily; Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; California province, primarily; Continent only; All species.
Residency: Vagrant.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Cohen, D.M., 1969., Additions to a revision of Argentinine fishes., United States Fish Wildlife Service, Fisheries Bulletin, 68:13-36.
  • Eschmeyer , W. N. , Herald , E. S. and Hamman, H., 1983., A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California. Peterson Field Guide Ser. 28., Houghton Mifflin:336pp.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • García-Rodríguez , F. J. and Aurioles-Gamboa, D., 1997., Contribución al conocimiento de la diversidad íctica en la Bahía de La Paz por … lobo marino de California, Zalophus californianus californianus. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:151-162.
  • Gilbert, C.H., 1890., A preliminary report on the fishes collected by the steamer "Albatross" on the Pacific coast of North America during the year 1889, with descriptions of twelve new genera and ninety-two new species., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 13:49-126.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Rubio, E.A., 1988., Estudio taxonomico de la ictiofauna acompañante del camaron en areas costeras del Pacifico de Colombia., Memorias del VI Seminario Nacional de las Ciencias del Mar. Comisión Colombiana de Oceanografía. Bogota, Colombia., :169-183.

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