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Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)

Synonyms: Prionotus sarritas; Prionotus sarritor; Prionotus strigatus; Trigla evolans; Trigla strigata
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Wikipedia Abstract

The striped searobin (Prionotus evolans) is a fish belonging to the genus Prionotus. It was first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1766. It resembles the northern searobin, but differs in having a larger head, larger mouth, and longer pectoral fins. In the species, the pectoral fins reach near the rear third of the second dorsal fin. The tail is more square in the striped searobin, and the free pectoral rays taper toward their tips. These filaments are banded in the striped searobin. As the name implies, the striped searobin has a conspicuous narrow reddish-brown stripe along the side below the lateral line. There is only one dark bar crossing the pectoral fin and usually it is so diffuse as to be a mere darkening of the center of the fin rather than a definite pattern. It occurs from Flor
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cape Cod National Seashore II 21724 Massachusetts, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States

Prey / Diet

Cancer plebejus (Atlantic rock crab)[1]
Crangon septemspinosa (sevenspine bay shrimp)[2]
Ensis leei (Atlantic razor clam)[2]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[2]
Ovalipes ocellatus (ocellate lady crab)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa mediocris (Hickory shad)1
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)1
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)1
Bathytoshia centroura (clam cracker)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Brevoortia tyrannus (Shad)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)2
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)3
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)3
Citharichthys arctifrons (Gulf Stream flounder)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)1
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)3
Cynoscion striatus (Striped weakfish)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Haematopus palliatus (American Oystercatcher)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)3
Hypanus americanus (Kit)1
Hypanus say (Say's stingray)1
Larimus fasciatus (Banded drum)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)2
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)2
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)5
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)2
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)3
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)3
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)3
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)2
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)1
Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croacker)1
Morone americana (Wreckfish)2
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)4
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)1
Myliobatis freminvillei (Blue-nosed ray)2
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)3
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)2
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)1
Ophidion marginatum (Striped cusk-eel)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)3
Paralichthys orbignyanus1
Peristedion miniatum (Armored searobin)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)2
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)3
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)4
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)3
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)2
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)3
Syngnathus fuscus (Northern pipefish)1
Tautoga onitis (Tautog)2
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)3
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)3


Parasitized by 
Grillotia erinaceus[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]
Orbocotyle prionoti[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Canada; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Scotian Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia in Canada to northern Florida in the USA; rare north of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
2 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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