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Cryptacanthodes giganteus (Kittlitz, 1858)
Giant Wrymouth
Family: Cryptacanthodidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15970)

Source: Distribution of Cryptacanthodes giganteus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 72 - 77; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 43 - 49. Pale brown in color, with touches of yellow or violet (Ref. 12204).

Source: FishBase. Coad, B.W. 1995 . (Ref. 12204)


Species Biology

Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 12204). Probably spends part of its life buried (Ref. 12204). demersal; marine; depth range 6 - 128 m (Ref. 12204). Temperate.

Source: FishBase. Coad, B.W. 1995 . (Ref. 12204)



Northeast Pacific: southeast Bering Sea to northern California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Coad, B.W. 1995 . (Ref. 12204)

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 4:24:46 PM]
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