Gillellus greyae  Kanazawa, 1952

Arrow stargazer
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Etymology: Gillellus: Theodore Nicolas Gill (1837-1914) researcher of abyssal fishes and systematics (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: northeastern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Cuba to Brazil; doubtfully from Bermuda.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 31

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits patches of sand around coral reefs, seagrass beds, boulders and pilings. Avoids open beaches.

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

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.4 (based on 663 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .