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Stellifer rastrifer  (Jordan, 1889)

Rake stardrum
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Stellifer: Latin, stella = satr + latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 40 m (Ref. 9626), usually ? - 20 m (Ref. 9626).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: Colombia to southern Brazil (Ref. 3702) and range extended to Uruguay (Ref.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 9.8  range ? - 16 cm
Max length : 32.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94907); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-23; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in coastal waters, over soft, muddy bottoms (Ref. 5217). Abundant in brackish estuaries (Ref. 5217). Feeds mainly on small crustaceans, often hunting in schools (Ref. 4537, 35237). Mostly used in the manufacture of sub-products (Ref. 3702).

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Cervigón, F., 1993. Los peces marinos de Venezuela. Volume 2. Fundación Científica Los Roques, Caracas,Venezuela. 497 p. (Ref. 9626)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00696 - 0.00995), b=3.10 (3.07 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.