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Icichthys lockingtoni  Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Medusafish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
Etymology: lockingtoni: Named after W.N. Lockington, ichthyologist at the CAS (Ref. 6885).   More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 900 m (Ref. 50610).   Subtropical; 60°N -

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North Pacific: Japan and Gulf of Alaska to central Baja California, Mexico.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6885)

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Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-39; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 20 - 25. Caudal rounded with small notch, narrow; pectorals small, rounded (Ref. 6885). Bluish gray to brown, darker on scale pockets, fins dusky to black (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found near surface and to at least 91 m depth (Ref. 2850). Young are abundant offshore, often among jellyfish (Ref. 2850).

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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. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.9 - 12, mean 6.6 (based on 126 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00770 - 0.05171), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .