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Podothecus accipenserinus (Tilesius, 1813)
Sturgeon Poacher
Family: Agonidae

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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7 - 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6 - 9; Vertebrae: 39 - 42. Dorsal fins well forward and moderately separated; pectorals expanded, bottom 4 rays emarginate; pelvic fins reduced, in males length about equal to snout, in females half as long (Ref. 6885). Light grayish brown on dorsal surface, light yellow to orange on ventral surface; orange spot under each eye; dark saddle-like markings across back and sides; bright yellow on cirri; dusky on fins, dark blotch on posterior tip of anal fin in older individuals (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K Thorsteinson. 2002 . (Ref. 43939)

Biology

Species Biology

Common on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, and small fishes (Ref. 4925). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 710 m (Ref. 50610). Climate: temperate; - 41°N

Source: FishBase. Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K Thorsteinson. 2002 . (Ref. 43939)

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: western Bering Sea south of Cape Navarin to Commander Islands, and Pacific Ocean to Sea of Okhotsk off southwestern Kamchatka and northern Kuril Islands; eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands from Attu Island to northern California at Point Reyes.

Source: FishBase. Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K Thorsteinson. 2002 . (Ref. 43939)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 22/11/2019 1:33:21 PM]
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