Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Anoplagoninae
Etymology: Aspidophoroides: Greek, aspidos, shield + Latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 695 m (Ref. 57178). Temperate; 84°N - 42°N, 162°W - 43°W (Ref. 57302)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Northwest Atlantic: western Greenland and Labrador in Canada to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Inhabits sand and mud bottoms, with temperature range of -1.07 to 2.52°C (Ref. 5951). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans and bottom fauna (Ref. 58426).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01000 (-0.30300 - 0.32300), b=3.04 (2.92 - 3.16), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .