E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Elassodiscus tremebundus Gilbert & Burke, 1912
Dimdisk Snailfish
Family: Liparidae
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Source: Distribution of Elassodiscus tremebundus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal soft rays (total): 59-69; Anal soft rays: 52 - 63; Vertebrae: 65 - 74.

Source: FishBase. Pitruk, D.L. and V.V. Fedorov. 1993.


Species Biology

Deep-water. Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 130 - 1800 m.

Source: FishBase. Pitruk, D.L. and V.V. Fedorov. 1993.



North Pacific: Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, and Pacific Ocean off Aleutian Islands, eastern coast of Kamchatka, Kuril Islands, and Hokkaido, Japan. Collected from deepwater surveys, RBCM specimens (Gillespie pers. comm. 2011).

Source: FishBase. Pitruk, D.L. and V.V. Fedorov. 1993.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

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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: 2024-04-22 8:05:33 AM]
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