Pseudupeneus grandisquamis (Gill, 1863)
Bigscale goatfish
Pseudupeneus grandisquamis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 67 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to Chile; one specimen was caught at the artificially warm outfall at the San Onofre (southern California, USA) nuclear power plant.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults inhabit sandy and muddy bottoms near the coast and in deep waters as well (Ref. 9322).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 03.03.20
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95

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