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Ptilichthys goodei Bean, 1881
QUILLFISH
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Ptilichthys goodei Bean , 1881

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ptilichthyidae (Quillfish)
Etymology: Ptilichthys: Greek, ptilon = feather + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335 ) ;   goodei: Named after Dr. G.B. Goode, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885 ) .  More on author: Bean .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 360 m (Ref. 50550 ).   Temperate; 66°N - 42°N

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

North Pacific: Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Kuril Islands to Bering Sea and to central Oregon, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557 ); common length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 90; Dorsal soft rays (total): 137-145; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 185 - 196; Vertebrae : 236 - 240. Caudal much reduced.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found at surface at night, evidently on the bottom in deeper waters during the day (Ref. 2850 ). Buries itself in mud or sand (Ref. 2850 ). Has been recorded to be found in the stomach of a coho salmon (Ref. 6885 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann , 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Updated: 2019-11-13 04:35:05 gmt
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