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Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue; Northern smooth-tongue; Northern smoothtounge; Smooth-tongue)

Synonyms: Bathylagus schmidti; Leuroglossus stilbius; Leuroglossus stilbius schmidti
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Northern smoothtongue (Leuroglossus schmidti) is a type of deepwater fish that can grow to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL. The fish are native to the east Pacific Ocean from Oregon, USA to the Gulf of California where they are found at depths of 100 to 690 metres (330 to 2,260 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Leuroglossus schmidti

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Clione limacina (Naked sea butterfly)[1]
Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue)[1]
Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[1]
Neocalanus cristatus[1]
Neocalanus plumchrus[1]
Pleuromamma scutullata[2]
Theragra chalcogramma (Whiting)[1]
Thysanoessa inermis[1]
Thysanoessa longipes[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)1
Sagamichthys abei (Shining tubeshoulder)1
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)1
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)1
Stenobrachius nannochir (Garnet lampfish)1

Predators

Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail)[1]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[1]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[1]
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[1]
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)[3]
Bathyraja minispinosa (Smallthorn skate)[1]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[1]
Benthalbella dentata (Pearleye)[1]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[1]
Chauliodus macouni (Fanged viperfish)[1]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[1]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[1]
Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue)[1]
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)[1]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[1]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[1]
Oneirodes thompsoni (Spiny dreamer)[1]
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)[1]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[1]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[4]
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[1]
Sebastes borealis (Black-throated rock-fish)[1]
Theragra chalcogramma (Whiting)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aponurus californicus[1]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: southeastern Hokkaido, Japan to Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea and southern British Columbia, Canada. Possibly in Kamchatka (Ref. 6885). Regarded as a subspecies of <i>Leuroglossus stilbius</i>, Gilbert 1890 but Peden (1981) presented ; North Pacific: southeastern Hokkaido, Japan to Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea and southern British Columbia, Canada. Possibly in Kamchatka (Ref. 6885). Regarded as a subspecies of <i>Leuroglossus stilbius</i>, Gilbert 1890 but Peden (1981) presented evidence for separating the two and Dunn (1983) placed them in the genus <i>Leuroglossus</i>.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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Citations

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. 2Yang, M-S. 2011. Diet of nineteen mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-229, 67 p. 3The Diets and Feeding Habits of Some Deep-Water Benthic Skates (Rajidae) in the Pacific Waters Off the Northern Kuril Islands and Southeastern Kamchatka, Alexei M. Orlov, Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 5(1):1–17. 1998 4Groundfish Food Habits and Predation on Commercially Important Prey Species in the Eastern Bering Sea From 1997 Through 2001, Lang, G. M., P. A. Livingston, and K. A. Dodd, 2005, U.S. Dep. Comer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-158, 230 p.
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