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Bathyagonus infraspinatus (Gilbert, 1904)
Spinycheek Starsnout
Family: Agonidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #18413)

Source: Distribution of Bathyagonus infraspinatus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5 - 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Dorsal fins rather small and well separated; caudal rounded; anal originating below posterior part of first dorsal; lower rays of pectorals longer and incompletely joined by membrane; pelvic fins reduced (Ref. 6885). Dorsal surface light olive green to light brown, paler beneath; 5 or 6 dark saddle markings across back and sides; dark bars on dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins; pelvic and anal fins light (Ref. 6885).

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


Species Biology

demersal; marine; depth range 18 - 183 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate.

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



Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Eureka, 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: 2024-07-23 1:33:03 AM]
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