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Porichthys notatus (Midshipman; Plainfin frogfish; Plainfin midshipman; Singing fish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Porichthys notatus is a species of fish in the toadfish family. It is a midshipman known by the common name plainfin midshipman. It is native to the eastern Pacific Ocean, where its distribution extends along the coast from Sitka, Alaska, to Magdalena Bay in southern Baja California.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Channel Islands National Park II 139010 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  

Predators

Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)[1]
Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[2]
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)[2]
Chroicocephalus philadelphia (Bonaparte's Gull)[1]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[1]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[1]
Fregata magnificens (Magnificent Frigatebird)[3]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[2]
Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern)[1]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[1]
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)[1]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[2]
Larus heermanni (Heermann's Gull)[1]
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull)[1]
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)[4]
Mustelus californicus (gray smoothhound)[2]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[2]
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)[2]
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)[2]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[2]
Phoca vitulina richardii (Harbor seal)[5]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[1]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[1]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[1]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[1]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[6]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[2]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[2]
Zalophus japonicus (Japanese Sealion)[2]
Zalophus wollebaeki (Galapagos Sea Lion)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Opechona alaskensis[7]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[7]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Alaska (USA); Australia; California Current; Canada; Eastern Pacific: Sitka, Alaska to Magdalena Bay, southern Baja California, Mexico. Records from areas south of Baja California and in the Gulf of California are in error. Two populations exist, one from Oregon northward and the other from San Francisco; Eastern Pacific: Sitka, Alaska to Magdalena Bay, southern Baja California, Mexico. Records from areas south of Baja California and in the Gulf of California are in error. Two populations exist, one from Oregon northward and the other from San Francisco southward (Ref. 2850).; Gulf of Alaska; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Southwest; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Szoboszlai 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. 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. 3The Diet of the Magnificent Frigatebird during Chick Rearing, Itzia Calixto-Albarrán and José-Luis Osorno, The Condor Vol. 102, No. 3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 569-576 4Mirounga angustirostris, Brent S. Stewart and Harriet R. Huber, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 449, pp. 1-10 (1993) 5Food 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 6Habitat Partitioning by Three Species of Dolphins in Santa Monica Bay, California, Maddalena Bearzi, Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative, 07-08-2003 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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