Totoaba macdonaldi (Gilbert, 1890)
Totoaba macdonaldi
photo by Kira, G.

 Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
 Max. size:  200 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 100 kg; max. reported age: 15 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 10 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California. Formerly abundant, now threatened by extinction due to fishing and habitat change (Ref. 27438). International trade banned (CITES I, since 4.2.1977).
 Biology:  Found in coastal waters; juveniles in river mouths and near rocky coasts (Ref. 9118). Feed on fishes and shrimps (Ref. 9118).
 IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (A2bcd) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 06.08.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.09.14
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.07.95

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