Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae
Etymology: Myxodagnus: Greek, myxos = mucus + Greek, agnos = pure (Ref. 45335); walkeri: Named after Boyd W. Walker in recognition of his fieldwork which produced much of the present material and many other eastern Pacific dactyloscopids (Ref. 39697).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 39697). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Nayarit, Mexico and Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39697)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 10;
soft rays: 33 - 38. Preorbital length longer than diameter of pigmented eye; upper lip fimbriae usually 10-11; modally 2 pores in 1st preopercular canal; dorsum of head mainly speckled with small brown spots, without large blotches or spots; without a distinct suborbital bar or prominent blotches on lower jaw (Ref. 39697).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dawson, C.E., 1976. Studies on eastern Pacific sand stargazers 3. Dactylagnus and Myxodagnus, with description of a new species and subspecies. Copeia 1976(1):13-43. (Ref. 39697)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
): 4.3 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .