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Poroclinus rothrocki  Bean, 1890

Whitebarred prickleback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks) > Lumpeninae
Etymology: Poroclinus: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335);  rothrocki: Named for Dr. J.T. Rothrock, botanist at the Universitiy of Pennsylvania (Ref. 6885).   More on author: Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 46 - 128 m (Ref. 2850).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea to San Diego, California, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 57 - 67; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 40 - 44. Caudal long, narrow, bluntly pointed; pectorals broad and rounded (Ref. 6885). Light brown on dorsal surfaces, lighter ventrally; about 10 to 12 white vertical bars edged with brown in a series on upper part of body, spreading or dividing to become confluent with pale ventral coloring; small brown smudges at bases of membranes between spines of posterior part of dorsal fin (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy to rocky bottoms at depths of 46 to 128 meters (Ref. 51666).

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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. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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