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Hemitripterus bolini (Myers, 1934)
Bigmouth Sculpin
Family: Hemitripteridae
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© Bret Jagger  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #392)

Source: Distribution of Hemitripterus bolini as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 6885). Color mottled gray or brown above, paler below; four or five vague darker saddles across back; two tan stripes across head; red below anterior part of spinous dorsal; mottled red brown on membranes of spinous dorsal fin, lighter between fifth and eighth spines; chestnut brown on rayed dorsal with pale gray marbling; on pectorals alternating bands of yellow brown, light gray, and dark brown; light gray with fine black speckling and orange patches on anal fin; on caudal fin dark reddish brown with fine vertical stripes of gray brown (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Biology

Species Biology

Occurs offshore (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 25 - 925 m (Ref. 6793), usually 200 - 300 m (Ref. 57943) Climate: temperate

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: Bering Sea to the Aleutian chain and Eureka, California, USA.

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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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 8:47:22 AM]
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