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Ernogrammus walkeri  Follett & Powell, 1988

Masked prickleback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks) > Stichaeinae
Etymology: Ernogrammus: Greek, ernos, -eos, -ous = bud, shoot, descendenat + Greek, gramma = letter, mark, signal (Ref. 45335);  walkeri: Named for B.W. Walker (UCLA) who discovered the species.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 21 m (Ref. 26664).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: California, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26664)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 50 - 51; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 31 - 33; Vertebrae: 53 - 55. Tubule processes of the lateral line canals are inclined irregularly, postdorsally, and postventrally; unbanded pectorals; branchiostegal membrane separate from isthmus.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the littoral and sublittoral zones; apparently nocturnal and lives in rock crevices (Ref. 26664).

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Follett, W.I. and D.C. Powell, 1988. Ernogrammus walkeri, a new species of prickleback (Pisces: Stichaeidae) from south-central California. Copeia 1988(1):135-152. (Ref. 26664)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00170 - 0.00978), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .