Micropogonias altipinnis (Günther, 1864)
Tallfin croaker
Micropogonias altipinnis
photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  90 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found along sandy shores and bays, also in estuaries and lagoons (Ref. 9118). Feeds on shrimps, fishes, mollusks, other crustaceans, and worms (Ref. 9118). Common in local markets (Ref. 9118).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.95
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 15.09.15

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