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Clarkichthys bilineatus
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Clarkichthys bilineatus

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Clarkichthys bilineatus
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Clarkichthys bilineatus
Clarkichthys bilineatus
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Clarkichthys bilineatus

Clarkichthys bilineatus
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Clarkichthys bilineatus
Clarkichthys bilineatus
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Clarkichthys bilineatus

Clarkichthys
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Clarkichthys
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • d: 1st 2 spines short, close together
  • dorsal and anal finsnot joined with c
  • 2 black stripes
  • gill opening tubular
CLARKICHTHYS

WORM-GOBIES, WORM-FISHES

Body short, stubby, eel-like, with depth ~8% of standard length; gill opening a small tube at pectoral base; teeth in 2 rows; dorsal fin origin over pectoral, first 2 spines short, close together; dorsal and anal fins not united with tail fin; scales well separated, sparse on head and belly.

The single member of this genus is endemic to our region.


References
  • Clark, H.W., 1936., The Templeton Crocker Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences.1932. No. 29. New and noteworthy fishes., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4), 4:21(29):383-396.
  • Dawson, C.E., 1974., A review of the Microdesmidae (Pisces: Gobioidea).1.Cerdale and Clarkichthys with descriptions of three new species., Copeia, 1974(2):409-448.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rubio, E.A., 1986., Notas sobre la ictiofauna de la Isla de Gorgona, Colombia., Boletin Ecotropica. Univ. Bog. Jorge Tadeo Lozano, 13:86-112.
  • Thacker, C., 2000., Phylogeny of the wormfishes (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Microdesmidae)., Copeia, 2000:940-957.
  • 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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