FishBase | Search | All Living Things

Physiculus talarae Hildebrand and Barton, 1949
Peruvian codling

Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Moridae   Physiculus

Physiculus talarae
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Physiculus talarae

Click on map for details about points.

IDnature guides


    We parsed the following live from the Web into this page. Such content is managed by its original site and not cached on Discover Life. Please send feedback and corrections directly to the source. See original regarding copyrights and terms of use.
  • FishBase

80x5 - 240x3 - 240x4 - 320x1 - 320x2 - 320x3 - 640x1 - 640x2
Set display option above.
Click on image to enlarge.
Physiculus talarae Copyright Michel Lamboeuf · 0
Physiculus talarae

Main identification features
  • 8 rows scales - lateral lineto center 1st dorsal fin
  • gill rakers: 16-18, short, tips expanded
  • pelvic less than head
  • pectoral: 26-28
Elongate, narrowing rearwards to a slender tail base; snout blunt; large eye; barbel under chin; roof of mouth without teeth; 2 dorsal fins, first with short base, second low, with long base; 16-18 rakers on first gill arch, rakers broad with expanded tips, ~1/2 length of pupil ; small black light organ a little before anus on middle of belly; 26-28 pectoral rays; 110 lateral scale rows; 8 rows of scales between lateral line and center of first dorsal fin; pelvic shorter than head

Grey-brown, paler below; dorsal and anal pale, with dark margins

Size: 25 cm.

Habitat: demersal, soft bottoms.

Depth: 0-330 m.

Central Baja to Peru, but not the Gulf of California.

Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap); Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 330 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: zooplankton; bony fishes; octopus/squid/cuttlefish; pelagic fish larvae; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=28; Southern limit=-7; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=35; Longitudinal range=37.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Planktivore.
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: 25 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent only; Continent; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Near Bottom; Bottom + water column;

Scientific source:

Links to other sites

  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Cohen , D. M. , Inada , T. , Iwamoto , T. and Scialaba, N., 1990., Gadiform Fishes of the World. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 10., FAO Fish. Synop. No 125, 10:1-442.
  • 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 III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
  • Hildebrand , S.F. and Barton, O., 1949., A collection of fishes from Talara, Perú., Smithsonian Miscellaneus Collections, 111:1-36.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • 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.


I thank Ashley MacDonald and John Pickering, University of Georgia, for technical support in building this page.

Supported by
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from FishBase
   Top | See original --->
&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 500 Can't locate object method "new" via package "LWP::Protocol::https::Socket"

Updated: 2022-05-23 01:45:56 gmt
FishBase | Search | All Living Things | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation