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Apodichthys fucorum Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
Rockweed Gunnel
Family: Pholidae
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Source: Distribution of Apodichthys fucorum as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 83 - 84; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 32 - 38. Caudal rounded. Pectorals small.

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


Species 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). demersal; marine; depth range ? - 9 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical

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



Eastern Pacific: Banks Island, British Columbia, Canada to Punta Escarpada, central Baja California, Mexico.

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: 2023-09-27 8:32:53 PM]
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