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Platygillellus rubellulus  (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Shortfin sand stargazer
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Etymology: Platygillellus: Greek, platys = flat + Theodore Nicolas Gill (1837-1914) researcher of abyssal fishes and systematics (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 28023).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28023)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers shallow waters where the sediment size is tiny, especially intertidal areas that have white coral sand. Never found in waters that are brackish or fresh. Carnivores, which prey on a variety of benthic invertebrate animals (Ref. 28023).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Possibly viviparous with internal fertilization (Ref. 28023).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Grove, J.S. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1997. The fishes of the Galápagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 863 p. (Ref. 28023)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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