Sarritor frenatus (Gilbert, 1896)
Sawback poacher
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Agoninae
Max. size:  27 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 18 - 975 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Japan to the Gulf of Anadyr and Norton Sound in the Bering Sea to the Aleutian chain and Alice Arm, British Columbia, Canada.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 6-7; Vertebrae: 45-48. Snout pointed, with a pair of barbels on its ventral surface. Free nasal margin serrated, with small spines. Branchial membranes fused with isthmus.
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 29.08.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.07.94

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