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Trichodon trichodon (Sandfish; Pacific sandfish)

Synonyms: Trachinus gasteropelecus; Trachinus trichodon; Trichodon lineatus; Trichodon stelleri
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Wikipedia Abstract

Trichodon trichodon, the Pacific sandfish is a species of sandfish that is native to the Pacific coast of North America, from San Francisco Bay to Unimak Island, in the Aleutian chain. Like its cousin the sailfin or Japanese sandfish (Arctoscopus japonicus) the Pacific sandfish is a small, deepwater fish distributed over sandy and muddy depths. It is not valued for sushi like its Japanese cousin, but is occasionally caught from piers by recreational anglers.
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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

Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[1]


Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[1]
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)[1]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[2]
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)[1]
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)[3]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[4]
Fratercula cirrhata (Tufted Puffin)[1]
Fratercula corniculata (Horned Puffin)[1]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[2]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[1]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[1]
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)[1]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[1]


Parasitized by 
Eubothrium vittevitellatus[5]
Nybelinia surmenicola[5]


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; China; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Northwest Pacific: Kamchatka (Ref. 27436) and the Commander Islands, Russia. Northeast Pacific: Aleutian Islands to Nunivak Island, Alaska and San Francisco, California, USA.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering 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.
2Food 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
3Diving depths, diet, and underwater foraging of Rhinoceros Auklets in British Columbia, Alan E. Burger, Rory P. Wilson, Don Garnier and Marie-Pierre T. Wilson, Canadian Journal of Zoology Vol. 71: 2528-2540 (1993)
4SEASONAL 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
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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