Odontopyxis trispinosa  Lockington, 1880

Pygmy poacher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae (Poachers) > Bathyagoninae
Etymology: Odontopyxis: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, pyxis = box (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 9 - 373 m (Ref. 2850).   Subtropical; 62°N - 32°N, 172°W - 117°W (Ref. 57310)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 5 - 7. Caudal fin small and rounded; anal fin slightly in advance of second dorsal; pectorals broad, lower 5 to 7 rays free of membrane at end; pelvic fins reduced (Ref. 6885). Gray to olive green on the dorsal surface, lighter ventrally; 6 or more dark saddle-like markings on back and sides; dusky cross bars on dorsal, caudal and pectoral fins; anal and pelvic fins pale (Ref. 6885).

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Eastern Pacific: southeastern Alaska to Isla Cedros, central Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850).

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.