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Embassichthys bathybius (Gilbert, 1890)
Deepsea Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
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Source: Distribution of Embassichthys bathybius as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 109 - 117; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 95 - 98. Dorsal origin over posterior edge of pupil. Caudal imperfectly rounded. Pectorals short.

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193).


Species Biology

Found on mud bottoms (Ref. 2850). bathydemersal; marine; depth range 41 - 1800 m (Ref. 50610), usually 500 - 950 m (Ref. 57945). Deep water.

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193).



North Pacific: Japan to the Gulf of Alaska and to Mexican border.

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193).

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: 2024-04-22 9:19:39 AM]
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