Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae
Etymology: Myxodagnus: Greek, myxos = mucus + Greek, agnos = pure (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hildebrand.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Southeast Pacific: Mexico and Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9 - 11;
soft rays: 36 - 39. A large species with modal counts of 10 dorsal spines, 40 total dorsal fin supports, 37 segmented anal rays, 15 pectoral rays, two preopercular canal pores and 5 predorsal bones; upper lip fimbriae usually 9-10; eye diameter greater than preorbital length; lateral line interrupted or complete (Ref. 39697).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dawson, C.E., 1976. Studies on eastern Pacific sand stargazers 3. Dactylagnus and Myxodagnus, with description of a new species and subspecies. Copeia 1976(1):13-43. (Ref. 39697)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
): 4.3 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .