Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs mainly on sand bottom from inshore estuaries to about 180 m depth. Found occasionally over reefs. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and fishes. Used both for food and fish meal; other uses include for bait, pet food and fertilizer.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Global Range: Western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to northern Florida; rare north of Cape Cod (Robins and Rays 1986).

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Nova Scotia to northern Florida
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia in Canada to northern Florida in the USA; rare north of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic.
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Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to northern Florida, USA; rare north of Cape Cod.
  • Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder, 1953; Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 450 mm TL
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Max. size

45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)); max. published weight: 1,550 g (Ref. 4699)
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
  • International Game Fish Association 1991 World record game fishes. International Game Fish Association, Florida, USA. (Ref. 4699)
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to 45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. weight: 1,550.0 g.
  • Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder, 1953; Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986.
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Type Information

Type for Prionotus sarritor
Catalog Number: USNM 29675
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Gilbert
Locality: Charleston, S.C., South Carolina, United States, Atlantic
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat Type: Marine

Comments: Coastal water, bottom-dweller. Juveniles sometimes enter rivers.

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Found over sandy bottoms at depths to 180 m.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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benthic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 180 m
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Depth range based on 1939 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 738 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 370
  Temperature range (°C): 5.459 - 25.874
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.289 - 23.955
  Salinity (PPS): 32.507 - 36.379
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.425 - 6.494
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 1.571
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 16.914

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 370

Temperature range (°C): 5.459 - 25.874

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.289 - 23.955

Salinity (PPS): 32.507 - 36.379

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.425 - 6.494

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 1.571

Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 16.914
 
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Reef-associated; brackish; marine. Depth range to 180 m. Found over sand bottoms from inshore estuaries to deeper water but occasionally over reefs.
  • Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder, 1953; Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986.
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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Trophic Strategy

Occurs mainly on sand bottom from inshore estuaries to about 180 m depth. Found occasionally over reefs. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and fishes.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Crustaceans and fishes.
  • Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder, 1953; Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986.
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on crustaceans and fishes
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Reproduction

No information.
  • Bigelow, H.B. and W.C. Schroeder, 1953; Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Prionotus evolans

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Prionotus evolans

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; bait: occasionally; price category: medium; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus
  • International Game Fish Association 1991 World record game fishes. International Game Fish Association, Florida, USA. (Ref. 4699)
  • Miller, G.C. and W.J. Richards 1978 Triglidae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31). FAO, Rome. Vol. 5. pag.var. (Ref. 3822)
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Wikipedia

Prionotus evolans


The striped searobin (Prionotus evolans) is a fish belonging to the genus Prionotus. It was first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1766.[1] It resembles the northern searobin, but differs in having a larger head, larger mouth, and longer pectoral fins. In the species, the pectoral fins reach near the rear third of the second dorsal fin. The tail is more square in the striped searobin, and the free pectoral rays taper toward their tips. These filaments are banded in the striped searobin. As the name implies, the striped searobin has a conspicuous narrow reddish-brown stripe along the side below the lateral line. There is only one dark bar crossing the pectoral fin and usually it is so diffuse as to be a mere darkening of the center of the fin rather than a definite pattern. It occurs from Florida to the Gulf of Maine, but it is rare north of Cape Cod.

References[edit]

"The Inland Fishes of New York State." C. Lavett Smith.

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