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Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Northern rock sole, Lepidopsetta polyxystra, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sand, mud and gravel bottoms at depths of up to 700 metres (2,300 ft), though it is most commonly found between 19 and 246 metres (62 and 807 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northern Pacific, from Puget Sound to Alaska (overlapping the range of the rock sole), the Aleutian Islands and across the Bering Sea to the Kuril Islands and the Sea of Okhotsk (overlapping the range of the dusky sole). Males grow up to 69 centimetres (27 in) in length, whilst females can reach 49 centimetres (19 in). The maximum recorded lifespan is 18 years.
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Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuril Islands; North Pacific: Puget Sound, Washington (USA) through the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to the Kuril Islands; overlapping with <i>L. bilineata</i> from the extreme SE Bering Sea to Puget Sound; and with <i>L. mochigarei</i> in the southern Sea of Okhots; North Pacific: Puget Sound, Washington (USA) through the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to the Kuril Islands; overlapping with <i>L. bilineata</i> from the extreme SE Bering Sea to Puget Sound; and with <i>L. mochigarei</i> in the southern Sea of Okhotsk.; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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1Groundfish 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.
2Jorrit 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.
3Life history traits of sculpins in the eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Todd T. TenBrink and Kerim Y. Aydin, NPRB Project 628 Final Report (2009)
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