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Hexagrammos decagrammus (Pallas, 1810)
Kelp Greenling
Family: Hexagrammidae
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© Derek Holzapfel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #16281)

Source: Distribution of Hexagrammos decagrammus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 21 - 22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24. Caudal broadly rounded or truncate.

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

Biology

Species Biology

Occurs in rocky inshore areas, common on kelp beds, also on sand bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feeds on crustaceans, polychaete worms, brittle stars, mollusks, and small fishes (Ref. 28499). Young are food of steelheads and salmon (Ref. 6885). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range ? - 46 m (Ref. 2850) Climate: temperate; 66°N - 32°N

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

Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Amchitka Island, in the Aleutian chain (Ref. 27436) to La Jolla, southern 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: 2024-04-12 4:10:23 PM]
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