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Chirolophis decoratus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
Decorated Warbonnet
Family: Stichaeidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15967)

Source: Distribution of Chirolophis decoratus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 61 - 62; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 44 - 51. Caudal rounded (Ref. 6885). Pale brown with white to cream markings, paler below; irregular light areas on upper part of body, and vertical light bars below; dark bars run down from eyes; prominent dark bars on the dorsal, caudal and anal fins (Ref. 6885).

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


Species Biology

Usually among seaweed on rocky bottoms (Ref. 2850); in reef crevices, usually among algae (Ref. 51666). Occurs in subtidal areas to 91 m depth. demersal; marine; depth range ? - 91 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate.

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



North Pacific: Kamchatka, Russia through the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea to the Bering Strait coasts of Alaska and Humboldt 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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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: 2024-04-12 5:29:14 PM]
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