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Leptagonus frenatus (Gilbert, 1896)
Sawback Poacher
Family: Agonidae
Photo of species

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #18436)

Source: Distribution of Leptagonus frenatus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6 - 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7; Vertebrae: 45 - 48. Snout pointed, with a pair of barbels on its ventral surface. Free nasal margin serrated, with small spines. Branchial membranes fused with isthmus.

Source: FishBase. Nakabo, T. 2002 . (Ref. 41299)


Species Biology

Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 18 - 975 m (Ref. 6793) Climate: temperate; 68°N - 49°N, 15°E - 132°W

Source: FishBase. Nakabo, T. 2002 . (Ref. 41299)



North Pacific: Japan to the Gulf of Anadyr and Norton Sound in the Bering Sea to the Aleutian chain and Alice Arm, British Columbia, Canada.

Source: FishBase. Nakabo, T. 2002 . (Ref. 41299)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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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 9:42:18 AM]
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