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Stellifer illecebrosus Gilbert, 1898
SILVER STARDRUM
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Stellifer illecebrosus
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Stellifer illecebrosus

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Overview
Main identification features
  • snout overhanging
  • c: blunt point
  • preopercle: 8-10 spines; chin: 6 pores
  • pelvic with filament
  • a: 2nd spine not reaching end fin base
Dorsal rays X or XI+II or III,18-22; anal rays II, 11-12 (rarely 10), spines not reaching to end of base of fin; pectoral rays 17-19; pored lateral-line scales 47- 51; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 12-14, total 17-21; snout blunt, projecting slightly beyond upper jaw; mouth inferior, nearly horizontal; lower jaw or chin without barbels; eye 4.1-5.0 in head length; teeth in villiform bands, those in outer row of upper jaw enlarged; margin of preopercle with 9-12 spines or serrae; pelvic fins with filamentous tips; tail margin with short blunt central point.

Color silvery, bluish grey on upper back; dorsal fin dusky; caudal fin dusky with yellow tinge; pectorals, pelvics, and anal yellowish.

Size: grows to at least 25 cm.

Inhabits coastal waters.

Depth: 1-30 m?.

SE Gulf of Californian to Peru.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 30 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; zooplankton; mobile benthic worms; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); pelagic fish larvae; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=24; Southern limit=-4; Western limit=-107; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=28; Longitudinal range=29.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore; Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Estuary; Mud; Sand & gravel; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 25 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Mexican + Panamic provinces 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.
  • 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 III. Vertebrados - Parte 2., FAO3:1201-1813.
  • 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 Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part II., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:1241-2183.
  • 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., 1925., The marine fishes of Panama. Part II., Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. Publ., XV:331-707.
  • 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.
  • Van der Heiden , A. M. and Findley, L. T., 1988., Lista de los peces marinos del sur de Sinaloa, México., Anales del Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia de la Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico, 15:209-224.

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Stellifer: Latin, stella = satr + latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Gilbert .

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m (Ref. 91172 ), usually ? - 25 m (Ref. 9118 ).   Tropical; 23°N - 4°S, 110°W - 77°W

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Eastern Pacific: southern Gulf of California to Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9118 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found shallow warm water, over muddy bottom (Ref. 9118 ). Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans, also marine worms and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9118 ). Common in local markets (Ref. 9118 ).

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Chao, L.N. , 1995. Sciaenidae. Corvinas, barbiches, bombaches, corvinatas, corvinetas, corvinillas, lambes, pescadillas, roncachos, verrugatos. p. 1427-1518. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para identificacion de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacifico Centro-oriental. 3 volumes. 1813 p. (Ref. 9118 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 25 May 2007

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 28.6, mean 26.9 (based on 26 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00488 - 0.01354), b=3.12 (2.98 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.2   ±0.31 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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