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Porichthys myriaster  Hubbs & Schultz, 1939

Specklefin midshipman
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Batrachoidiformes (Toadfishes) > Batrachoididae (Toadfishes) > Porichthyinae
Etymology: Porichthys: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  myriaster: Porichthys pore fish, referring to the well-developed mucous system, myriaster numerous starss, for the abundant photophores (Ref. 4930).   More on author: Hubbs, Schultz.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 126 m (Ref. 9277).   Subtropical; 35°N - 7°S, 123°W - 83°W

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Eastern Pacific: Arguellow, California, USA to Almejas Bay, Baja California, Mexico. Also reported from northern Peru (Ref. 96339).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky areas and soft bottom, common in bays. Ranges from the intertidal zone to 126 m depth (Ref. 9277). Usually rests on or buries itself in bottom. Can create a humming or grunting sound. More active during night time.

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Female attaches eggs to underside of rock. Male guards eggs and young.

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15 - 22.9, mean 20.6 (based on 28 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00299 - 0.00923), b=3.22 (3.07 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (59 of 100) .