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Phanerodon furcatus  Girard, 1854

White seaperch
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Embiotocidae (Surfperches)
Etymology: Phanerodon: Greek, phaner, -eros = visible + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  furcatus: furcatus meaning forked - referring to the tail (Ref. 6885).   More on author: Girard.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 43 m (Ref. 2850).   Subtropical; 51°N - 27°N, 129°W - 114°W

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Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island, southern British Columbia to Punta Cabras, northern Baja California, Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 29 - 34; Vertebrae: 38 - 42. Greenish above but predominately silvery; dark line at base of posterior part of dorsal; fins usually yellowish except for edging of dark on tail fin, and usually a dark spot on edge near anterior end of anal fin (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults often occur near piers, docks, in bays and sandy areas, but usually in quiet water and offshore areas near rocks (Ref. 2850). Viviparous, female carries the developing young (Ref. 205).

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Viviparous, female carries the developing young (Ref. 205).

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10.3 - 18, mean 10.9 (based on 24 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00557 - 0.03121), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; tmax=8).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.