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

Erilepis zonifer (Lockington, 1880)
Family: Anoplopomatidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #49008)

Source: Distribution of Erilepis zonifer as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Body stout. Head round on dorsal profile. Dorsal fin separated by a space less than eye diameter. anal fin without a distinct spine. Young fish with striking white blotches on body. Color changes to dark gray.

Source: FishBase. Hart, J.L. 1973 . (Ref. 6885).


Species Biology

Adults inhabit deep rocky bottoms offshore (Ref. 6885). Juveniles associated with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). bathydemersal; marine; depth range 0 - 680 m (Ref. 50610). Deep water.

Source: FishBase. Hart, J.L. 1973 . (Ref. 6885).



North Pacific: Japan and Bering Sea to Monterey Bay in California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Hart, J.L. 1973 . (Ref. 6885).

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 8:48:53 AM]
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