Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 46 m (Ref. 2850), usually 3 - 15 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 34°N - 20°N, 121°W - 109°W
Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 27 - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9118); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9118); max. published weight: 700.00 g (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 20 years (Ref. 72462)
Common species found near the bottom, often in caves and crevices of exposed coasts and open bays (Ref. 9118). Feeds on crabs (Ref. 9118).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.7 - 24.2, mean 22.3 (based on 110 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00543 - 0.01679), b=3.09 (2.94 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.18).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .