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Chriolepis zebra Ginsburg, 1938
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Chriolepis zebra
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Chriolepis zebra

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Chriolepis zebra
Chriolepis zebra
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Chriolepis zebra
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Overview
Main identification features
  • head depressed;body slender
  • white + black bars: nape 3, body ~7, tail fin ~5
  • 3 brown lines radiate from eye
Head depressed; body slender; dorsal rays VII + I, 9-10; anal rays I, 8-9; pectoral rays 17- 19; scales present only on posterior half of body, anterior most scales small, smooth, and embedded, becoming larger and rough posteriorly; four rough scales on caudal fin base, the upper and lower with excessively long edge-teeth; head pores absent.

White with 8-9 brown, pale-centered bars on body + head and 3 brown bands radiating from eye; caudal fin round with about 5 brown cross bars, including one at base.

Size: attains 4.4 cm.

Inhabits sand and rubble among rocks.

Depth: 2-30 m.

Central 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: 30 m.
Depth Range Min: 2 m.
Diet: mobile benthic worms; mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs).
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=30; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-114; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=6; Longitudinal range=4.
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); Sand & gravel; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Reef and soft bottom.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 4.4 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;


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References
  • Findley, L.T., 1983., A revision of the Eastern Pacific species of the gobiid fish genus Chriolepis (Teleostei: Gobioidei). Ph.D. diss., University Arizona:193pp.
  • 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.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Ginsburg, I., 1938., Eight new species of gobioid fishes from the American Pacific coast., Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 2(7):109-121.
  • Jordan, D.S., 1895., The fishes of Sinaloa., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2), 5:377-514.
  • 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.