D I S C O V E R    L I F E   
Bee Hunt! Odonata Lepidoptera 
  HomeAll Living ThingsIDnature guidesGlobal mapperAlbumsLabelsSearch
  AboutNewsEventsResearchEducationProjectsStudy sitesHelp


Crocodilichthys gracilis Allen and Robertson, 1991
LIZARD TRIPLEFIN
Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Tripterygiidae   Crocodilichthys

Crocodilichthys gracilis
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Crocodilichthys gracilis

Click on map for details about points.

IDnature guides

Links

    We parsed the following live from the Web into this page. Such content is managed by its original site and not cached on Discover Life. Please send feedback and corrections directly to the source. See original regarding copyrights and terms of use.
  • FishBase

80x5 - 240x3 - 240x4 - 320x1 - 320x2 - 320x3 - 640x1 - 640x2
Set display option above.
Click on image to enlarge.
Crocodilichthys gracilis
© Copyright Gerald Allen, 2006 · 0
Crocodilichthys gracilis
español

Overview
Main identification features
  • eye: no cirrusiris: red and black
  • flank - row brown spots + white dashes
  • tail: base white and black, fin cream and black
  • snout dark
Body long and slender; dorsal rays III + XVII + 12 or 13, segmented rays branched except first and last 3-5 rays; anal rays I-II, 25 or 26; pectoral rays 15; pelvic rays separate; lateral line with 19-20 tubed scales followed two rows lower by 17-23 notched scales; total scales in longitudinal series 44-47; eye cirrus absent, but microscopic papillae present on upper rim of eye; scales small, absent on head, breast, belly, and pectoral-fin base.

Pale tan or pinkish;snout dark; iris with red and black bars; body with longitudinal rows of red-brown spots, the spots separated by white dashes along middle of side; a prominent black band, with white anterior border, around base of tail fin.

Size: attains 8.3 cm.

Inhabits rocky shores and steep slopes.

Depth: 3- 40 m.

Western and central eastern 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: 40 m.
Depth Range Min: 3 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=32; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=8; 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: 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: 8.3 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;


Names
Scientific source:

Links to other sites

References
  • Aburto-Oropeza , O. and Balart, E. F., 2001., Community structure of reef fish in several habitats of a rocky reef in the Gulf of California., Marine Ecology, 22:283-305.
  • Allen , G.R. and Robertson, D.R., 1991., Descriptions of two new genera and four new species of triplefins (Pisces: Tripterygiidae) from the tropical Eastern Pacific., Revue Francaise de Aquariologie, 18(3):79-82.
  • 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.
  • Gilligan, M.R., 1991., Bergmann ecogeographic trends among triplefin blennies (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico., Environmental Biology of Fishes, 31:301-305.
  • 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.
  • Sánchez Ortíz , C. , Arreola Robles , J. L. , Aburto Oropeza , O. and Cortés Hernández, M., 1997., Peces de arrecife en la región de La Paz, B.C.S.. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:189-200.
  • 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.

Acknowledgements

I thank Ashley MacDonald and John Pickering, University of Georgia, for technical support in building this page.


Supported by
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from FishBase
   Top | See original

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Crocodilichthys&speciesname=gracilis ---> http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Crocodilichthys-gracilis.html
&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 301 Moved Permanently http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Crocodilichthys-gracilis.html

Updated: 2018-07-20 04:09:25 gmt
Discover Life | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation