Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Anoplagoninae
Etymology: Aspidophoroides: Greek, aspidos, shield + Latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335). More on author: Gilbert.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 50550), usually 60 - 150 m (Ref. 56557). Temperate; -2°C - 10°C (Ref. 56557); 62°N - 49°N, 158°E - 144°W (Ref. 57301)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56591); common length : 14.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56591)
North Pacific: Arctic to the Sea of Okhotsk and northern Sea of Japan and to Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain and North Albatross Bank, Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00125 - 0.00919), b=3.08 (2.85 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .