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Esselenichthys laurae Follett and Anderson, 1990
TWOLINE PRICKLEBACK
Esselenia laurae

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Esselenichthys laurae   (Follett & Anderson, 1990)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks) > Xiphisterinae
Etymology: laurae: Named in honor of Laura Clark Hubbs (1893-1988), ichthyologist and mathematician (Ref. 48788 ) .

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 46 m (Ref. 48788 ).   Subtropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Farallon Islands, California to Punta Banda, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48788 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 38 - 43; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-18; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 42 - 44; Vertebrae : 60 - 62. Pelvic fins present, each of a minute spine; first dorsal spine associated with first pterygiophore; first anal pterygiophore noticeably more massive than second; ventrolateral lateral line not connected; meridioventral lateral line absent (Ref. 48788 ). Caudal fin rounded.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Subtidal species found in rocky areas among benthic encrusting communities in algal cover or kelp holdfasts (Ref. 48788 ). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Follett, W.I. and M.E. Anderson , 1990. Esselenia , a new genus of pricklebacks (Teleostei: Stichaeidae), with two new species from California and Baja California Norte. Copeia 1990(1):147-163. (Ref. 48788 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 13.9 - 22.3, mean 18.6 (based on 14 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.7   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .

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