Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Hexagrammidae > Hexagrammos > Hexagrammos lagocephalus

Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Rock greenling; Greenling)

Synonyms: Chirus balias; Chirus pictus; Hexagrammos superciliosus; Hexagrammus scaber; Labrax lagocephalus; Labrax superciliosus; Lebius superciliosus
Language: Haida; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Russian; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Hexagrammos lagocephalus is a colorful marine fish with the common name rock greenling in the greenling family. It is sometimes known as fringed greenling and erroneously as the red rock trout.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[1]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[1]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[1]
Cryptochiton stelleri (Giant Pacific Chiton)[1]
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Red Irish lord)[1]
Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Rock greenling)[1]
Modiolus sacculifer (bag horsemussel)[1]
Mopalia swanii[1]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[1]
Pugettia venetiae (Venice kelp crab)[1]
Triglops scepticus (Spectacled sculpin)[1]


Anotopterus nikparini (North Pacific daggertooth)[1]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[1]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[2]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[1]
Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Rock greenling)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Phoca vitulina richardii (Harbor seal)[3]


Parasitized by 
Caudotestis opisthorchis[4]
Genolinea anura[4]
Lecithaster gibbosus[4]
Lecithophyllum botryophoron[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[1]
Neophasis oculata[4]
Prosomicrocotyla bergi[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea and the Kuril Islands to Point Conception, central California, USA. Reported from the northern Sea of Japan, Hokkaido, and the Sea of Okhotsk (Ref. 559).; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuril Islands; Kuroshio Current; Oyashio Current; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2SEASONAL AND SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN DIET IN THE WESTERN STOCK OF STELLER SEA LIONS (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS), E. H. Sinclair and T. K. Zeppelin, Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 83, No. 4 (Nov., 2002), pp. 973-990
3Food 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
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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