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Biology

Apparently feeds on xanthid and portunid crabs, Macrobrachium shrimps, gastropods, and fish bones (Ref. 30499).
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic: Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico; south along the coast of Central America to the Canal Zone in Panama.
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 24 - 26; Analsoft rays: 22 - 23
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Size

Maximum size: 230 mm SL
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Max. size

23.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 30499))
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Type Information

Type for Batrachoides gilberti
Catalog Number: USNM 81002
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Creek opposite Mindi Cut, Canal Zone, Panama., Canal Zone, Panama, North America
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Paratype for Batrachoides gilberti
Catalog Number: USNM 81003
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Creek opposite Mindi Cut, Canal Zone, Panama., Canal Zone, Panama, North America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 18

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 18
 
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Trophic Strategy

Apparently feeds on xanthid and portunid crabs, Macrobrachium shrimps, gastropods, and fish bones.
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Conservation

Threats

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