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Hippoglossoides elassodon Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
Flathead Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #14935)

Source: Distribution of Hippoglossoides elassodon as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 75 - 85; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 55 - 68; Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Dorsal origin over anterior part of upper eye. Caudal with small elongation in center. Pectorals rather large with rounded tips.

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

Biology

Species Biology

Found on soft bottom (Ref. 2850). Adults usually below 180 m (Ref. 2850). Feeds on clams, worms and crustaceans (Ref. 6885). Taken by shrimp and otter trawls (Ref. 6885). Environment: demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 1050 m (Ref. 6793). Climate: temperate; 51°N - 29°N, 97°E - 90°W

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

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and the Bering Sea along the western coast of America to Pt. Reyes, central 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 8:04:22 AM]
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