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Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil; Sablefish; Coalfish; Coal cod; Candlefish; Bluefish; Blue cod; Black cod)

Synonyms: Anoplopoma merlangus; Gadus fimbria; Scombrocottus salmoneus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) is one of two members of the fish family Anoplopomatidae and the only species in the Anoplopoma genus. In English, common names for it include sable (USA), black cod (USA, UK, Canada), blue cod (UK), bluefish (UK), candlefish (UK), coal cod (UK), coalfish (Canada), beshow, and skil(fish) (Canada), although many of these names also refer to other, unrelated, species.
View Wikipedia Record: Anoplopoma fimbria

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  69.12 lbs (31.35 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  6 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  114 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge IV 352 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail)[4]
Allosmerus elongatus (Whitebait smelt)[5]
Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[4]
Anarrhichthys ocellatus (northern wolffish)[4]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[4]
Aptocyclus ventricosus (Smooth lumpsucker)[4]
Aspidophoroides monopterygius (Atlantic alligatorfish)[4]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[4]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[4]
Bathyagonus alascanus (Gray starsnout poacher)[4]
Bathyagonus nigripinnis (Blackfin poacher)[4]
Carinaria japonica[6]
Chauliodus macouni (Fanged viperfish)[4]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[4]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[4]
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)[5]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[4]
Cololabis saira (Skipper)[5]
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)[4]
Doryteuthis opalescens (california market squid)[7]
Elassodiscus tremebundus (Snailfish)[4]
Embassichthys bathybius (Deepsea sole)[5]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[5]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[5]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[4]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[4]
Glebocarcinus oregonensis (pygmy rock crab)[5]
Glyptocephalus zachirus (Witch)[4]
Hemilepidotus spinosus (Brown Irish lord)[5]
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)[4]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[4]
Holmesiella anomala[4]
Icelus canaliculatus (Blacknose sculpin)[4]
Leptoclinus maculatus (Daubed shanny)[4]
Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[4]
Lithodes aequispinus (golden king crab)[4]
Lycodapus fierasfer (Bigtooth eelpout)[4]
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)[5]
Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin)[4]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[4]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[6]
Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)[5]
Microstomus pacificus (Slippery sole)[5]
Nannobrachium regale (Small-eyed lantern-fish)[4]
Nannobrachium ritteri (Broadfin lanternfish)[5]
Nematoscelis difficilis[5]
Neocalanus cristatus[4]
Neocalanus plumchrus[4]
Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon)[4]
Pandalopsis dispar (sidestriped shrimp)[4]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[4]
Pandalus goniurus (humpy shrimp)[4]
Pandalus jordani (ocean shrimp)[5]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[4]
Paraliparis grandis (Snailfish)[4]
Pasiphaea pacifica (Pacific glass shrimp)[4]
Pasiphaea tarda (crimson pasiphaeid)[5]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[4]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[4]
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Sculpin)[5]
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[4]
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)[5]
Sebastes crameri (Rockfish)[5]
Sebastes diploproa (Splitnose rockfish)[5]
Sebastes jordani (Slender rockfish)[5]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[4]
Sebastolobus altivelis (Idiotfish)[6]
Sergestes similis[5]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[4]
Stylocheiron longicorne[5]
Stylocheiron maximum[5]
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)[5]
Thaleichthys pacificus (Candlefish)[4]
Themisto abyssorum[4]
Thysanoessa inermis[4]
Thysanoessa longipes[4]
Thysanoessa spinifera[4]
Vampyroteuthis infernalis (vampire squid)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alopias vulpinus (Zorro thresher shark)2
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)1
Bathyraja trachura (Roughtail skate)2
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)1
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)2
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)1
Caulolatilus princeps (Bighead tilefish)1
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)1
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)1
Clupea pallasii pallasii (Pacific herring)1
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)2
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)1
Eopsetta jordani (Petrale sole)1
Gavia arctica (Black-throated Loon)1
Genyonemus lineatus (White croaker)1
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)1
Kajikia audax (Stripey)1
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)2
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)1
Larus californicus (California Gull)1
Larus canus (Mew Gull)1
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)1
Larus heermanni (Heermann's Gull)1
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull)1
Lissodelphis borealis (Northern Right Whale Dolphin)2
Merluccius productus (Whiting)1
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)2
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)2
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)1
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)1
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)2
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)2
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)1
Puffinus creatopus (Pink-footed Shearwater)1
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)2
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)1
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)2
Sarda chiliensis (bonite du pacifique oriental)1
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)1
Sebastes goodei (Rockfish)1
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)1
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)1
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)2
Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale)1

Predators

Aethia psittacula (Parakeet Auklet)[4]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[4]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[4]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[4]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[4]
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)[5]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[4]
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)[4]
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)[4]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[4]
Fratercula cirrhata (Tufted Puffin)[4]
Fratercula corniculata (Horned Puffin)[4]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[4]
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)[5]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[4]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)[5]
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)[4]
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)[5]
Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon)[4]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[4]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[4]
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[4]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[5]
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)[8]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[5]
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)[4]
Sebastes entomelas (Widow rockfish)[5]
Sebastes melanops (Black bass)[4]
Sebastes ruberrimus (Yelloweye rockfish)[4]
Somniosus pacificus (Pacific Sleeper Shark)[4]
Sternula antillarum (Least Tern)[5]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Brachyphallus crenatus[9]
Derogenes varicus[9]
Fellodistomum breve <Unverified Name>[9]
Lecithaster gibbosus[9]
Lecithochirium exodicum <Unverified Name>[9]
Parahemiurus merus[9]
Pseudopecoelus vulgaris[9]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[9]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[9]
Stephanostomum californicum[9]
Steringophorus brevis <Unverified Name>[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; China; Cobb Seamount; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Mexico; North Pacific: Bering Sea coasts of Kamchatka, Russia and Alaska southward to Hatsu Shima Island, southern Japan and Cedros Island, central Baja California, Mexico.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository. 6Laidig, T. E., P. B. Adams, and W. M. Samiere. 1997. Feeding habits of sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, off the coast of Oregon and California, In M. Saunders and M. Wilkins (eds.). Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Sablefish. pp 65-79. NOAA Tech. Rep. 130. 7CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 8Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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