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Parrella fusca Ginsburg, 1939
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Parrella fusca
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Parrella fusca

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Main identification features
  • head depressed; wide between eyes
  • flank- 4 dark bars
  • tail fin base - no dark blotch
  • mouth reaches mid-eye
  • pectoral base - dark spot
Body slender, compressed; head depressed, wide between eyes; mouth curved up at front, horizontal at rear, relatively short, reaching to middle of eye; tip of tongue forked; no papillae or flaps on shoulder, or crest on nape; pelvics fused in disc; 1st dorsal VII spines, low, longest spine not reaching origin of second dorsal; 2nd dorsal 13 rays; anal 13 rays; pectoral 20 rays; tail long (a little less ~1/2 standard length), rounded or pointed, 10-13 rays; scales large, 28-38 on side, extend from rear forward to near pectoral base, remainder scaleless.

Dark brown with pale mottling (no dark bars on sides), paler ventrally; a dark spot on the lower half of the base of the pectoral fin.

Size: 6 cm.

Habitat: soft bottoms.

Depth: 1-10 m.

Gulf of Panama.

Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 10 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=9; Southern limit=8; Western limit=-81; Eastern limit=-79; Latitudinal range=1; Longitudinal range=2.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Mud; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only; Sand & gravel.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 6 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent only; Continent; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Panamic province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Brackish; Non Marine.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;

Scientific source:

Links to other sites

  • Birdsong , R. S. , Murdy , E. O. and Pezold, F. L., 1988., A study of the vertebral column and median fin osteology in gobioid fishes with comments on gobioid relationships., Bull. Mar. Sci., 42:174-214.
  • 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.
  • Ginsburg, I., 1939., Twenty-one new American gobies., J. Wash. Acad.Sci., 29(2):51-63.
  • Hoese, D.F., 1973., Gobius lucretiae referred to the gobiid fish genus Parrella, with a review of the species., Copeia, 1973(4):817-819.
  • 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.


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