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Ophioscion strabo  Gilbert, 1897

Squint-eyed croaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Ophioscion: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, skion, skiaina = barbel, red mullet (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 7°N

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Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9118)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow areas but not common in brackish waters with low salinity (Ref. 9118). Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9118).

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Chao, L.N., 1995. Sciaenidae. Corvinas, barbiches, bombaches, corvinatas, corvinetas, corvinillas, lambes, pescadillas, roncachos, verrugatos. p. 1427-1518. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para identificacion de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacifico Centro-oriental. 3 volumes. 1813 p. (Ref. 9118)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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