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Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries, 1838)
Daubed Shanny
Family: Stichaeidae
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 57 - 60; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 1 - 2; Anal soft rays: 34 - 36. Caudal rounded; lower 5 rays of pectorals greatly lengthened and exserted (Ref. 6885). Color greyish - yellow with dark irregular spots (Ref. 35388).

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


Species Biology

Inhabits sandy bottoms (Ref. 2850); mud to pebble bottom, usually in less than 170 meters (Ref. 51666). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on polychaetes and crustaceans (Ref. 10571). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 607 m (Ref. 58426). Climate: polar; 79°N - 43°N

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



Circumglobal: Arctic to temperate waters; northern hemisphere. Arctic Alaska to Sea of Okhotsk, northern Sea of Japan, Unalaska Island in the Aleutian chain and Puget Sound, Washington, USA. North Atlantic: Arctic to Labrador in Canada; along Scandinavia from Skagerrak to Finnmarken, common at Murmansk, White Sea, Iceland and Greenland (Ref. 10006). The Pacific form is sometimes treated as a subspecies Leptoclinus maculatus diaphanocarus (Ref. 51666).

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

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Lumpenus maculatus (Fries, 1838)

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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 8:23:49 AM]
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