Apodichthys fucorum Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
Rockweed gunnel
Apodichthys fucorum
photo by Love, M.

 Family:  Pholidae (Gunnels)
 Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 9 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Banks Island, British Columbia, Canada to Punta Escarpada, central Baja California, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 83-84; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 32-38. Caudal rounded. Pectorals small.
 Biology:  Intertidal (Ref. 31184), commonly found in rockweed (Fucus) masses, in tide pools and inshore areas. May remain out of water under rocks or seaweed (Ref. 31184). Feeds on small crustaceans and mollusks. Breathes air (Ref. 31184) and can stay out of water for 5-20 hours if kept moist (Ref. 51276).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 24.07.15
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.08.96

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