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Barbulifer mexicanus Hoese and Larson, 1985
SADDLEBANDED GOBY
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Barbulifer mexicanus
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Barbulifer mexicanus

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Barbulifer mexicanus
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Barbulifer mexicanus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • long barbels: snout, under eye, chin
  • white + 5-6 dark bars
  • pectoral base - black bar
Head robust; front of tongue bilobed; head with ~30 large (>eye diameter) barbels, including 1 median barbel at tip of snout; 2 large barbels under eye; 8 barbels along and behind lower jaw; lateral line pore over preoperculum; first gill slit completely open;VII dorsal spines, 8-9 dorsal rays; 7-8 anal rays; 18-20 pectoral rays; pelvics fused in disc; tail round; no scales.

Tan or white, with; 4-5 thick dark bars on body; narrow brown bar on nape; dark bar on pectoral base; dark bar obliquely from eye down across operculum; fins clear.

Size: 3.5 cm.

Habitat: rocky shores.

Depth: 0-20 m?.

The tip of Baja, Tres Marias Islands to central Mexico.



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: 0 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=25; Southern limit=18; Western limit=-112; Eastern limit=-102; Latitudinal range=7; Longitudinal range=10.
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: 3.5 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Cortez + Mexican provinces endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Brackish.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Castri-Aguirre, J.L., Espinoza-Pérez, H. and Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2002., Lista sitemática, biogeográfica y ecológica de la ictiofauna estuarino lagunar y vicaria de México. En: Lozano-Vilano, M. L. (Ed.). Libro Jubilar en Honor al Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León:117-142.
  • Castro-Aguirre, J.L., 1999., Ictiofauna estuarino-lagunar y vicaria de México., Editorial Limusa S.A. de C.V.: 1-629pp.
  • 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.
  • Hoese , D.F. and Larson, H.K., 1985., Revision of the eastern Pacific species of the genus Barbulifer (Pisces:Gobiidae)., Copeia, 1985(2):333-339.
  • 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.
  • 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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Barbulifer mexicanus Hoese & Larson , 1985

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Barbulifer: Latin barba,-ae; barbula = beard + Latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on authors: Hoese & Larson .

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

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm

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Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson , 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Data deficient (DD)  ; Date assessed: 21 May 2007

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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