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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici (Chabanaud, 1942)
CALIFORNIA WORM BLENNY
Gulf worm-blenny

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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici

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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
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Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici

Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
© Copyright Gerald Allen, 2006 · 0
Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
© Copyright Gerald Allen, 2006 · 0
Stathmonotus sinuscalifornici
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Overview
Main identification features
  • cirri - eye +, nostril -
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  • black/green/brown; uniform/spotted
  • pectoral: 6-10
Dorsal with 40-46 spines, no rays; anal rays II, 22-26; pectoral rays 7-9; greatest body depth 7.1-9.9 (mean 8.2) in standard length; head length 4.9-5.8 (mean 5.4) in standard length; cirrus above eye; no cirrus on nostril

Color highly variable, white, green, yellow, brown, or black, usually with series of white bars on dorsal fin; green or yellow variety often with one or more longitudinal rows of black spots on side.

Maximum size, 6.5 cm.

Habitat: occurs in weedy areas along rocky shores.

Depth: 0-5 m.


Southern Baja to the central 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: 5 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: zooplankton; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=31; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=7; Longitudinal range=5.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Macroalgae; Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Rocks; Reef (rock &/or coral); Reef only.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 6.5 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Cortez province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Chabanaud, P., 1942., Contribution à la morphologie de Téléostéens appartenant à diverses familles de l'ordre des Blennoidea. Description d'une espèce et d'un genre inédits., Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr., 67:111-120.
  • 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.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Hastings , P. A. and Springer, V. G., 1994., Review of Stathmonotus, with Redefinition and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Chaenopsidae (Teleostei: Blenniioidei)., Smithsonian Contrib. Zool., :1-48.
  • Hastings, P.A., 2000., Biogeography of the Tropical Eastern Pacific: distribution and phylogeny of chaenopsid fishes., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 128:319-335.
  • 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.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.
  • Van der Heiden , A. M. and Findley, L. T., 1988., Lista de los peces marinos del sur de Sinaloa, México., Anales del Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia de la Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico, 15:209-224.
  • Villareal-Cavazos, A., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Bermúdez-Almada, B. and Arizpe-Covarrubias, O., 2000., Los peces del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Golfo de California, México: Lista sistemática y aspectos de abundancia y biogeografía., Rev. Biol. Trop., 48:413-424.

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