Stellifer illecebrosus Gilbert, 1898
Silver stardrum
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
 Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern Gulf of California to Peru.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found shallow warm water, over muddy bottom (Ref. 9118). Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans, also marine worms and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9118). Common in local markets (Ref. 9118).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.07.95
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.09.14

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