Paralonchurus rathbuni (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
Bearded banded croaker
Paralonchurus rathbuni
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Panama to Peru.
Biology:  Found along sandy coasts, estuaries and bays (Ref. 9118). Feeds mainly on worms and other marine invertebrates (Ref. 9118). Common in local markets but not a popular food fish (Ref. 9118).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 January 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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