Pomadasys panamensis  (Steindachner, 1876)

Panama grunt
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Pomadasys: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, dasys = with hair (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical; 27°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body oblong, moderately compressed, and not very deep (depth contained 2.3 to 2.5 times in standard length); mouth moderate sized and terminal, its posterior end located at the same level as the anterior rim of the eye; first gill arch with 20 to 23 gill rakers; dorsal fin deeply notched, with 12 to 13 spines and 13 soft rays (XII-XIII, 13); pectoral fins very long (contained 2.7 to 3.3 times in standard length), reaching origin of anal fin; second anal spine much stronger and longer than third; back gray; belly silvery; posterior angle of operculum with a very distinct black spot preceded by a green area (Ref. 55763).

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Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit sandy bottoms of coastal waters (Ref. 9114). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9114).

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McKay, R.J. and M. Schneider, 1995. Haemulidae. Burros, corocoros, chulas, gallinazos, roncos. p. 1136-1173. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9114)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00807 - 0.03743), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.