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Anoplagonus inermis  (Günther, 1860)

Smooth alligatorfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae (Poachers) > Anoplagoninae
Etymology: Anoplagonus: Greek, ana = up + Greek, oplon = shield + Greek, gone = birth, generation (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 102 m (Ref. 2850).   Temperate; - 39°N

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North Pacific: Bering Sea to Point Arena, northern California, USA. Korean records may be based on a different species (Ref. 27436).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4 - 5. Dorsal fin small; caudal well rounded; anal small, under dorsal; pectorals with fleshy rays, the last 3 with ends free from membrane (Ref. 6885). Brown dorsally, brownish gray below; darker band from snout to base of pectoral; vertical dark bars on pectoral and oblique bars on dorsal fin formed by mottling, minute spots on anal, faint dark bars across body; caudal fin dark with light patches dorsal and ventral (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Often found among rocks (Ref. 2850). Usually caught by shrimp trawlers (Ref. 4925).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 3.4 - 10.1, mean 6.7 (based on 240 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00126 - 0.00910), b=3.07 (2.84 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .