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Chirolophis decoratus  (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Decorated warbonnet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks) > Chirolophinae
Etymology: Chirolophis: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 91 m (Ref. 2850).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 61 - 62; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 44 - 51. Caudal rounded (Ref. 6885). Pale brown with white to cream markings, paler below; irregular light areas on upper part of body, and vertical light bars below; dark bars run down from eyes; prominent dark bars on the dorsal, caudal and anal fins (Ref. 6885).

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North Pacific: Kamchatka, Russia through the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea to the Bering Strait coasts of Alaska and Humboldt Bay, California, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually among seaweed on rocky bottoms (Ref. 2850); in reef crevices, usually among algae (Ref. 51666). Occurs in subtidal areas to 91 m depth (Ref. 2850).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (58 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.