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Glyptocephalus zachirus Lockington, 1879
Rex Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13689)

Source: Distribution of Glyptocephalus zachirus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 87 - 110; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 78 - 93; Vertebrae: 62 - 65. Dorsal origin above middle of upper eye. Posterior margin of caudal like a 'V'. Pectoral on eyed side greatly elongated.

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


Species Biology

A slow-growing species found on sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 2850). Usually discarded by trawlers but sometimes processed into fertilizer (Ref. 27436). demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 900 m (Ref. 50610), usually 61 - 500 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate.

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



North Pacific: Bering Sea coasts of Russia and Alaska (Ref. 27436) to northern Baja California, Mexico.

Source: FishBase. 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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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Errex zachirus Lockington, 1879

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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 8:59:12 AM]
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