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Ambloplites rupestris (Rafinesque, 1817)

Rock bass
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Etymology: Ambloplites: Greek, ambloo = blunt + Greek, oplites = shield (Ref. 45335);  rupestris: Ambloplites=blunt armature; rupestris=living among the rocks (Ref. 79012).  More on author: Rafinesque.

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

; agua dulce demersal; pH range: ? - 7.0; dH range: 10 - ?; rango de profundidad ? - 21 m (Ref. 120609).   Subtropical; 10°C - 29°C (Ref. 12741); 53°N - 34°N, 104°W - 71°W (Ref. 86798)

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

North America: St. Lawrence River-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River), and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Saskatchewan in Canada, and south to northern Georgia, northern Alabama and Missouri (native only to Meramec River) in the USA (Ref. 86798). Introduced to Europe (Ref. 59043).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 86798); common length : 15.4 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 12193); peso máximo publicado: 1.4 kg (Ref. 4699); edad máxima reportada: 18 años (Ref. 72462)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 10 - 13; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 11-13; Espinas anales 5-7; Radios blandos anales: 9 - 11; Vértebra: 29 - 32

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Occurs usually in rocky areas in shallow water of lakes, and the lower, warm reaches of streams (Ref. 1998). Inhabits vegetated and brushy stream margins, pools of creeks and small to medium rivers, and rocky and vegetated margins of lakes (Ref. 86798). Commonly found in clear, silt-free rocky streams (Ref. 86798). Feeds on small crustaceans, insects and fish (Ref. 30578). An introduced species in Europe which avoids swift waters and occurs in a wide variety of slow-flowing to stagnant waters such as large rivers, lakes, ponds, canals and backwaters (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

The males care about the eggs for about 14 days (Ref. 93240) as well as the young (Ref. 2060). In Europe where it is introduced, males fan and defend the nests, which are shallow depressions in sand or gravel bottom along shallow shores. A male may spawn with several females in one nest and guard the nest until larvae leave the nest (Ref. 59043).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 October 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si; Acuario: Acuarios públicos
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.01190 - 0.01839), b=3.10 (3.04 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Generation time: 5.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (tm=2-3; tmax=10; Fec=3,000-11,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.