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Ronquilus jordani (Gilbert, 1889)
Northern Ronquil
Family: Bathymasteridae

© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15965)

Source: Distribution of Ronquilus jordani as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 41 - 48; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 31 - 34. Caudal rounded (Ref. 6885). Males orange dorsally, dull olive green ventrally; vague darker vertical bars on sides, fine yellow longitudinal lines below lateral line canal, and yellow on upper part of pectoral fin; golden bars below eye and across middle of cheek; black on top of head and across occiput, and behind eye; dusky blotch at anterior end of dorsal fin; black margined with yellow on dorsal and caudal fins; iridescent light blue margined with black on anal fin with golden spots at base; pelvic fins and lower parts of pectorals black. Females olive green dorsally, lighter ventrally; yellow longitudinal lines on sides; reddish on occiput; dusky blotch on anterior part of dorsal fin; bright orange on edges of dorsal and caudal; pale light blue margined with brown on anal; white on pelvic fins (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)


Species Biology

Usually among rocks (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 275 m (Ref. 6793) Climate: temperate; - 37°N

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)



Eastern Pacific: Pribilof Canyon in the Bering Sea and Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain to Monterey Bay, California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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: 2021-01-24 6:19:50 PM]
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