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Brachyistius frenatus Gill, 1862
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Brachyistius frenatus Gill , 1862

Kelp perch Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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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) > Embiotocidae (Surfperches)
Etymology: Brachyistius: Greek, brachys, eia = short (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Gill .

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

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 2850 ).   Subtropical; 61°N - 20°N, 154°W - 114°W

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

Eastern Pacific: northern British Columbia, Canada to central Baja California, Mexico, including Guadalupe Island, off north central Baja California.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 21 - 24; Vertebrae : 31 - 34. Color variable, olive brown to coppery above lateral line, with dark pigment under each scale, bright below lateral line; dark on axil; fins either pale or rosy (Ref. 6885 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found among giant kelp, usually up in kelp canopy. Feed on small crustaceans, especially ones that live on kelp. Also a cleaner which picks external parasites from other fishes. Usually occur in large aggregations in summer (Ref. 2850 ). Viviparous, female carries the developing young (Ref. 205 ).

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

Viviparous, female carries the developing young (Ref. 205 ).

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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. 119314 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Updated: 2019-08-24 05:43:36 gmt
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