Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 11253 specimens in 28 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5298 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 440
  Temperature range (°C): 0.450 - 27.601
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.144 - 33.602
  Salinity (PPS): 31.242 - 37.015
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.299 - 7.559
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.090 - 2.291
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 23.940

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Depth range (m): 0 - 440

Temperature range (°C): 0.450 - 27.601

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.144 - 33.602

Salinity (PPS): 31.242 - 37.015

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.299 - 7.559

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.090 - 2.291

Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 23.940
 
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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Fins taste by touch: gurnards
 

The fins of many fish, including gurnards and sea-robins, taste potential food using taste buds located on their tips.

       
  "The long, slender fins of many species [of fish] bear taste buds at their tips, enabling them to taste a potential food just by touching it. The pectoral fins of gurnards (Trigla spp.) and sea-robins (Prionotus spp.), for example, include several separate, fingerlike sections, which the fish uses not just for 'walking' along the sea bottom, but also for tasting -- by touch -- any potential food. Only if satisfied with the taste signals will the fish eat the object." (Shuker 2001:32-33)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Shuker, KPN. 2001. The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of Nature. London: Marshall Editions Ltd. 240 p.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:192Public Records:28
Specimens with Sequences:162Public Species:7
Specimens with Barcodes:158Public BINs:7
Species:17         
Species With Barcodes:15         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Prionotus

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Wikipedia

Prionotus

Prionotus is a genus of searobins found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Species[edit]

Bean's Searobin (P. beanii)

There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Prionotus in FishBase. December 2012 version.
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