Peprilus medius (Peters, 1869)
Pacific harvestfish
Peprilus medius
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Stromateidae (Butterfishes)
Max. size:  31.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 428.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 10 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  Occurs near the surface of coastal water to over bottom of continental shelf (Ref. 11035).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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