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Podothecus accipenserinus  (Tilesius, 1813)

Sturgeon poacher
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae (Poachers) > Agoninae
Etymology: Podothecus: Greek, pous podos = foot + Greek, theke = box (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 710 m (Ref. 50610).   Temperate; - 41°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43939)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6 - 9; Vertebrae: 39 - 42. Dorsal fins well forward and moderately separated; pectorals expanded, bottom 4 rays emarginate; pelvic fins reduced, in males length about equal to snout, in females half as long (Ref. 6885). Light grayish brown on dorsal surface, light yellow to orange on ventral surface; orange spot under each eye; dark saddle-like markings across back and sides; bright yellow on cirri; dusky on fins, dark blotch on posterior tip of anal fin in older individuals (Ref. 6885).

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

North Pacific: western Bering Sea south of Cape Navarin to Commander Islands, and Pacific Ocean to Sea of Okhotsk off southwestern Kamchatka and northern Kuril Islands; eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands from Attu Island to northern California at Point Reyes.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, and small fishes (Ref. 4925).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K. Thorsteinson, 2002. Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. xxxvii +1037 p. (Ref. 43939)

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 = 0.5312   [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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.