Rhodymenichthys dolichogaster (Pallas, 1814)
Stippled gunnel
Rhodymenichthys dolichogaster
photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Family:  Pholidae (Gunnels), subfamily: Apodichthyinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 148 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Niigata and Iwate Prefecture, Japan to Primorskii Krai, Sakhalin and the Commander Islands, Russia. Also recorded from the Bering Sea to the Aleutian Islands (Ref. 265). Reported from South Korea (Ref. 77001).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 80-96; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 40-51; Vertebrae: 87-101. One pore on interorbital region; pelvic fin present; a narrow silvery longitudinal band runs from eye to base of pectoral fin; body color greatly variable, with brown, green, light-purple etc (Ref. 559).
Biology:  Lives in seaweed areas of the intertidal zone (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Orlov, Alexei - 24.07.15

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