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Apodichthys flavidus Girard, 1854
Penpoint Gunnel
Family: Pholidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #67411)

Source: Distribution of Apodichthys flavidus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 40 - 44; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 38 - 42. Caudal rounded, somewhat elevated dorsally; pectorals small and rounded (Ref. 6885). Color variable- from green through brown to red; dark dots spaced in a broken line along midside of body, sometimes also light spots; narrow dark line down and back from eye to operculum, sometimes through eye; some fresh specimens with a silvery line margined with orange and black from middle of maxillary through lower part of eye to nape and opercle (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)


Species Biology

Found in intertidal areas, especially in tide pools (Ref. 2850). May remain out of the water under rocks or seaweeds (Ref. 31184). Feeds on small crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 6885). Pairs are found coiled around egg masses (Ref. 4925). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184). demersal; marine. Temperate climate.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)



Eastern Pacific: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Santa Barbara Island, southern California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-13 3:26:55 AM]
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