Pleurogrammus monopterygius  (Pallas, 1810)

Atka mackerel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Hexagrammidae (Greenlings) > Pleurogramminae
Etymology: Pleurogrammus: Greek, pleura = side, ribe + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 575 m (Ref. 50610).   Temperate; 66°N - 32°N

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 32.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 2.0 kg (Ref. 56344); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 55701)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-29; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 24 - 26; Vertebrae: 59 - 60. Adults with 5 broad blackish bands on body (Ref. 559).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Northeast Pacific: Yellow Sea Cape Navarin in the Bering Sea and from Stalemate Bank and Bowers Bank in the Aleutian Chain to Icy Bay, Alaska, and rarely to Redondo Beach, California, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found from the lower intertidal zone to 575 m depth (Ref. 6793).

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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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7502   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01120 (0.00452 - 0.02774), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.28; tm=3.6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.