Anisotremus davidsonii (Steindachner, 1876)
Xantic sargo
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Haemulinae
Max. size:  58 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 15 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Santa Cruz in central California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico; isolated population in the Gulf of California.7
Biology:  Occur in coastal waters, frequently in rocky reefs and occasionally over sandy bottoms (Ref. 9114); often near kelp beds. Juveniles form schools in littoral pools (Ref. 9114). Feed on crustaceans, mollusks and bryozoans. Pelagic spawner (Ref. 56049). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 29.01.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.06.95

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