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Bathyagonus nigripinnis (Blackfin poacher; Blackfin starsnout poacher)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Blackfin poacher (Bathyagonus nigripinnis, also known as the Blackfin starsnout poacher in the United States) is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert in 1890. It is a marine, boreal water-dwelling fish which is known from the northern Pacific Ocean, including Komandorski Island and Avachin Bay in Russia, St. Mathew Island in the Bering Sea, and Eureka, California, USA. It dwells at a depth range of 18-1290 metres, most often at around 400-700 m, and inhabits soft bottoms. It is known to live for a maximum of 9 years. Males can reach a maximum total length of 24.2 centimetres, but more commonly reach a TL of 20 cm.
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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


Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[1]
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[1]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[1]


Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; North Pacific: Komandorski Island and Avachin Bay, Russia through the Aleutian chain to north of St. Mathew Island in the Bering Sea (Ref. 6793) and Eureka, northern California, USA.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

External References



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.
2Diet of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, I. N. Moukhametov, A. M. Orlov, and B. M. Leaman, INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION, Technical Report No. 52 (2008)
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