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Anoplarchus insignis Gilbert & Burke, 1912
Slender Cockscomb
Family: Stichaeidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #67410)

Source: Distribution of Anoplarchus insignis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 57 - 64; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 40 - 46; Vertebrae: 62 - 68. Dorsal well notched but joined to caudal; caudal rounded; pectorals bluntly pointed (Ref. 6885). Dark, or with a broken or variegated dark and light patterns usually with dark and light bars accentuating each other across jaw; frequently dark markings near anterior portion of dorsal fin and on the posterior margin of each gill cover; rarely individuals partly or completely bright red (Ref. 6885).

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


Species Biology

Prefers subtidal areas among rocks (Ref. 2850) and algae to depths of 30 meters (Ref. 51666). demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate climate.

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



Eastern Pacific: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Arena Cove, Mendocino County, northern 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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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. 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: 2024-05-23 2:09:52 PM]
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