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Hypsagonus quadricornis (Cuvier, 1829)
Fourhorn Poacher
Family: Agonidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #7502)

Source: Distribution of Hypsagonus quadricornis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5 - 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 11; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Lower lobe of pectoral fin with 7 to 8 free rays. A barbel is present on the tip of the snout. Dorsum highly elevated at nape. Branchial membrane free from isthmus. Supralateral and infralateral plates attached to each other on lateral line. Dorsal fins close to each other. Lateral line plates less than 15.

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

Biology

Species Biology

Rocky sand, gravel, or pebble bottoms. Frequently covered by featherlike polyps (small hydroid animals) (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; non-migratory; marine; depth range 0 - 452 m (Ref. 50550), usually 100 - 150 m (Ref. 56580) Climate: temperate; 1 – 9°C (Ref. 56580); 62°N - 46°N, 171°E – 121°W.

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

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan (Ref. 559), Kuril Islands (Ref. 56580) and the Bering Sea to Puget Sound, Washington, USA.

Source: 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 9:32:42 AM]
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