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Daector dowi (Jordan and Gilbert, 1887)
DOWS TOADFISH
Spotted toadfish

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Daector dowi
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Daector dowi
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Overview
Main identification features
  • 1st dorsal fin : black; 2nd dorsal fin and tail: black borders
  • back: dark + white reticulations
Dorsal rays II + 29-33 (usually 31); anal rays 28-30 (usually 29); pectoral rays 16-18 (usually 17); last dorsal and anal rays joined to caudal fin; head and body scaleless; a sharp venomous spine on upper rear corner of gill cover.

Dark brown on upper half of head and body, whitish below; dark upper portion with white vermiculations and prominent white stripe along lateral line; spinous dorsal fin black; outer edge of second dorsal and caudal fin blackish.

Size: to 16 cm.

Inhabits sand or mud bottoms of bays and estuaries.

Depth: 1-60 m.

Costa Rica to northern Peru.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 60 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; bony fishes; octopus/squid/cuttlefish.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=10; Southern limit=-4; Western limit=-86; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=14; Longitudinal range=8.
Egg Type: Benthic; No pelagic larva; No pelagic phase.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Estuary; Mud; Sand & gravel; Soft bottom only; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove).
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 16 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Panamic province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Brackish; Marine.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Collette, B.B., 1966., A review of the venomous toadfishes, subfamily Thalassophryninae., Copeia, 1966:846-864.
  • 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.
  • Hildebrand, S.F., 1946., A descriptive catalog of the shore fishes of Peru., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 189:1-530.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Bollman, C.H., 1890., Descriptions of new species of fishes collected at the Galapagos Islands and along the coast of the United States of Colombia, 1887-88, by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer 'Albatross'., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 12:149-183.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Gilbert, C.H., 1887., Description of a new species of Thalassophryne (Thalassophryne dowi) from Punta Arenas and Panama., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 10:388.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Meek , S.E. and Hildebrand, S.F., 1928., The marine fishes of Panama. Part III., Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. Publ., XV:709-1045.
  • Rubio , R. E. A. and Estupiñan, F., 1990., Ictiofauna del Parque Nacional Natural Sanquianga, un Analisis de su Estructura y Perspectivas para su Manejo., Memorias del VII Seminario Nacional de las Ciencias y Tecnologías del Mar. Comisión Colombiana de Oceanografía. Bogota, Colombia., :660-670.
  • Rubio, E.A., 1988., Estudio taxonomico de la ictiofauna acompañante del camaron en areas costeras del Pacifico de Colombia., Memorias del VI Seminario Nacional de las Ciencias del Mar. Comisión Colombiana de Oceanografía. Bogota, Colombia., :169-183.

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Etymology: Daector: Greek, daiktor, -oros = that can kill (Ref. 45335 )

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