shiner perch

Scientific name Cymatogaster aggregata
Descriptor Gibbons
Year of description 1854
IUCN category LC
Family Embiotocidae
Genus Cymatogaster
Cymatogaster aggregata Cymatogaster aggregata


Cymatogaster aggregata, commonly known as shiner perch, is a salt water fish from the Océan Pacifique nord-est tempéré froid.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the shiner perch ?

The shiner perch measures between 11 and 20 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The shiner perch is a fish gregarious naturally found at mid-depth. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The shiner perch is a fish vivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    8 - 20 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 146 m
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The shiner perch is most often found at a depth between 1m and 146m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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