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Cymatogaster aggregata (Shiner; Shiner perch; Shiner seaperch; Shiner surfperch; Yellow shiner)

Synonyms: Cymatogaster aggregatus; Cymatogaster gracilis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata) is a common surfperch found in estuaries, lagoons, and coastal streams along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja California. It is the sole member of its genus.Shiner perches are similar to tule perches, deep-bodied with a dusky greenish back and silvery sides that have a pattern combining fine horizontal bars with three broad yellow vertical bars. Breeding males turn almost entirely black, the barred pattern being obscured by dark speckles.
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Attributes

Maximum Longevity [1]  8 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Ampelisca cristata[2]
Amphideutopus oculatus[2]
Armandia brevis[3]
Atherinops affinis (Topsmelt silverside)[4]
Batea transversa[2]
Caprella pilidigita[2]
Chondrochelia savignyi (Tanaidacean)[2]
Crenella divaricata (spreading-sculpture crenella)[2]
Cyclaspis nubila[2]
Diopatra ornata[2]
Euphilomedes carcharodonta[2]
Exosphaeroma amplicauda (Isopod)[4]
Gnorimosphaeroma oregonensis (Oregon pill bug)[4]
Lyonsia californica (island lyonsia)[2]
Mayerella banksia[2]
Metaphoxus frequens[2]
Monoculodes hartmanae[2]
Mytilus edulis (Blue mussel)[4]
Ophioplocus esmarki (Smooth brittlestar)[2]
Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny brittlestar)[2]
Photis brevipes[2]
Phragmatopoma californica (Sand-builder worm)[2]
Pista elongata (Tube-dwelling worm)[2]
Rudilemboides stenopropodus[2]
Salmacina tribranchiata (Plume worm)[2]
Sebastes serriceps (Treefish)[2]
Spiochaetopterus costarum[2]
Synchelidium rectipalmum[2]
Timarete luxuriosa[2]
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Artedius fenestralis (Padded sculpin)2
Artedius lateralis (Smooth-head sculpin)2
Ascelichthys rhodorus (Rosylip sculpin)2
Austrolittorina cincta (Sitka periwinkle)1
Bucephala islandica (Barrow's Goldeneye)1
Calidris canutus (Red Knot)1
Carcinus maenas (green crab)1
Citharichthys stigmaeus (Speckled sanddab)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Clinocottus acuticeps (Sharpnose sculpin)2
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)1
Enophrys bison (Buffalo sculpin)1
Gobiesox maeandricus (Northern clingfish)2
Haematopus bachmani (Black Oystercatcher)1
Hippocampus mohnikei (Japanese seahorse)1
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)2
Limnodromus griseus (Short-billed Dowitcher)1
Liparis cyclopus (Günther's liparid)2
Littorina scutulata (checkered periwinkle)1
Notolabrus fucicola (Yellow-saddled wrasse)1
Notolabrus tetricus (Wrasse)1
Oligocottus maculosus (Tidepool sculpin)2
Oligocottus snyderi (Fluffy sculpin)2
Petroscirtes breviceps (Striped poison-fang blenny mimic)1
Rhabdosargus sarba (Yellowfin bream)1
Tautoga onitis (Tautog)1
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)1

Predators

Aechmophorus occidentalis (Western Grebe)[4]
Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[2]
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)[4]
Californiconus californicus (California cone)[2]
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)[5]
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)[2]
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)[2]
Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern)[4]
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull)[5]
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)[4]
Mergus merganser (Common Merganser)[5]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[5]
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)[2]
Myliobatis californica (Bat eagle ray)[2]
Oncorhynchus clarkii (Cutthroat trout)[6]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[5]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[2]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[2]
Paralabrax clathratus (Sea bass)[2]
Paralichthys californicus (Halibut)[2]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[4]
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)[2]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[2]
Phoca vitulina richardii (Harbor seal)[4]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[5]
Pseudobatos productus (Shovel-nose shark)[2]
Sarda chiliensis (bonite du pacifique oriental)[5]
Scorpaena guttata (finscaled scoprionfish)[2]
Sebastes atrovirens (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes auriculatus (Bolina)[2]
Sebastes carnatus (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)[2]
Sebastes chrysomelas (Rockfish)[2]
Sterna forsteri (Forster's Tern)[2]
Sternula antillarum (Least Tern)[5]
Synthliboramphus antiquus (Ancient Murrelet)[4]
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)[5]
Triakis semifasciata (Leopard shark)[2]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[7]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[2]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Archigyrodactylus archigyrodactylus[8]
Cucullanellus kanabus <Unverified Name>[8]
Diplangus macrovitellus <Unverified Name>[8]
Echinorhynchus gadi[8]
Encotyllabe embiotocae <Unverified Name>[8]
Galactosomum humbargari[8]
Genitocotyle acirrus[8]
Gyrodactylus aggregata[8]
Helicometrina nimia[8]
Lacistorhynchus tenuis[8]
Lecithaster gibbosus[8]
Mesostephanus appendiculatus[2]
Neozoogonus californicus[8]
Phocitremoides ovale[2]
Phyllobothrium corti <Unverified Name>[8]
Phyllodistomum scrippsi[8]
Postmonorchis donacis[8]
Proctoeces macrovitellus <Unverified Name>[8]
Pseudopecoelus umbrinae[8]
Pygidiopsoides spindalis[2]
Renicola buchanani[2]
Stictodora hancocki[2]
Telolecithus pugetensis[8]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
El Paso Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Indianapolis Zoo
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Newport Aquarium
Oceanario de Lisboa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Oregon Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr

Range Map

Alaska (USA); America, North - Inland waters; California Current; Canada; Eastern Pacific: Wrangell, southeastern Alaska to Bahia San Quintin, northern Baja California, Mexico.; Fraser; Gulf of Alaska; Mexico; Nearctic; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; USA (contiguous states);

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Trophic Ecology of the Dominant Fishes in Elkhorn Slough, California, 1974-1980, JAMES P. BARRY, MARY M. YOKLAVICH, GREGOR M. CAILLIET, DAVID A. AMBROSE, BROOKE S. ANTRIM, Estuaries Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 115-138, March 1996 4Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 5Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository. 6Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) Diet In South Puget Sound, Washington 1999 – 2002, Joseph M. Jauquet, Masters Thesis, Evergreen State College, 2002 7Habitat Partitioning by Three Species of Dolphins in Santa Monica Bay, California, Maddalena Bearzi, Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative, 07-08-2003 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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