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Scytalina cerdale  Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Graveldiver
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scytalinidae (Graveldivers)
Etymology: Scytalina: Greek, skytale, -es = branch; cylindrical piece of wood used by Spartan army, with a paper tied around it containing orders or comunnications from the courts. It is also a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 41-51; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 36 - 41. Caudal rounded. Pectorals small.

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Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Diablo Cove, central California, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rocky areas, tide pools and off beaches (Ref. 2850). Burrows in loose gravel and sand or among broken shells on the bottom (Ref. 2850). May not utilize the intertidal zone for reproductive and recruitment purposes (Ref. 56899).

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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. 96402)

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 = 1.5000   [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):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.