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
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 102 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; - 39°N
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Often found among rocks (Ref. 2850). Usually caught by shrimp trawlers (Ref. 4925).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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
= 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) .