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Stegastes redemptus (Heller and Snodgrass, 1903)
CLARION MAJOR
Clarion damselfish

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Stegastes redemptus
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Stegastes redemptus

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Stegastes redemptus
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Stegastes redemptus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • body brown, rear whitish
  • tail fin and ends dorsal fin and a: yellow
  • juvenile: yellow + 2 black spots
Dorsal rays XII, 15 (rarely 14); anal rays II, 13; pectoral rays 20 (rarely 19 or 21); lateral-line scales 20 (rarely 19 or 21); gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 13-14 (rarely 12 or 15); greatest body depth 1.9-2.0 in standard length.

Head and front of body light brown, middle part of body gradually darker brown and posterior part whitish; most of body scales with blackish margins; soft dorsal and anal fins mostly whitish with pale yellow on outer portion, caudal fin pale yellow; juveniles overall bright yellow with dusky back, a prominent dark spot at base of anterior soft dorsal rays and smaller dark spot on upper edge of tail stalk.

Size: grows to 15 cm.

Habitat: rocky reefs.

Depth: 1-20 m.

Primarily from the Revillagigedo Islands, with the odd straggler reaching the tip of Baja California.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap); Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos).
Depth Range Max: 20 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: benthic microalgae; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); sessile crustacea; sessile worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=25; Southern limit=19; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=6; Longitudinal range=5.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Omnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Reef Associated.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: 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: 15 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); TEP endemic; TEP oceanic island (s) endemic; Revillagigedos Islands endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


Names
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References
  • Castro-Aguirre, J.L. and Balart, E.F., 2002., La ictiofauna de las islas Revillagigedos y sus relaciones zoogeograficas, con comentarios acerca de su origen y evolucion. En: Lozano-Vilano, M. L. (Ed.). Libro Jubilar en Honor al Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leˇn:153-170.
  • 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 versiˇn 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .á Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservaciˇn 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 III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
  • Heller , E. and Snodgrass, R.E., 1903., Papers from the Hopkins Stanford Galapagos expedition, 1898-1899. XV. New fishes., Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 5:189-229.
  • 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.
  • Ricker, K.E., 1959., Fishes collected from the Revillagigedo Islands during the 1954-1958 cruises of the "Marijean."., Univ. Brit. Columbia Inst. Fish., Mus. Contrib., 4:10pp.
  • Snodgrass , R. E. and Heller, E., 1905., Papers from the Hopkins Stanford Galapagos expedition, 1898-1899. XVII. Shorefishes of the Revillagigedo, Clipperton, Cocos and Galapagos Island., Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 6:333-427.
  • 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.
  • Victor, B. C. and Wellington, G. M., 2000., Endemism and the pelagic larval duration of reef fishes in the eastern Pacific Ocean., Marine Ecology Progress Series, 205:241-248.
  • Walker, B. W. and Baldwin, W. J., 1964., Provisional check list of fishes of the Revillagigedo islands., 18 pp.
  • Wellington, G. M. and Victor, B. C., 1989., Planktonic larval duration of one hundred species of Pacific and Atlantic damselfishes (Pomacentridae)., Marine Biology, 101:557-567.

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Stegastes redemptus (Heller & Snodgrass , 1903)

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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) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Stegastes: Greek, stegastos, -e, -on = covered (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 9334 ).   Tropical; 23°N - 19°N

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

Eastern Central Pacific: Revillagigedo Islands and Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9334 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 13

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rocky inshore reefs (Ref. 9334 ). Omnivorous (Ref. 9334 ). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205 ). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205 ).

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

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205 ). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205 ).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Allen, Gerald R. | Collaborators

Allen, G.R. , 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Vulnerable (VU)  (D2); Date assessed: 27 May 2007

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

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