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Atheresthes stomias (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
Arrowtooth Flounder
Family: Pleuronectidae
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Source: Distribution of Atheresthes stomias as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 92 - 109; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 72 - 90; Vertebrae: 47 - 49. Dorsal origin over middle of upper eye. Caudal slightly lunate. Pectorals small.

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


Species Biology

Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feeds on crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 6885). demersal; marine; depth range 18 - 950 m (Ref. 50610). Polar.

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



North Pacific: Bering Sea coasts of Russia and Alaska to San Simeon, California, USA. The San Pedro, California, USA record for this species in Miller and Lea 1972 (Ref. 6792) is based on a misidentification of Eopsetta exilis.

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: 2024-07-23 1:59:04 AM]
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