Argentina aliceae Cohen & Atsaides, 1969
Alice argentina
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 97 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Nicaragua to Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Forms schools near the bottom (Ref. 9270). Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 9270). Utilized as fishmeal (Ref. 9270). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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