Xeneretmus triacanthus (Gilbert, 1890)
Bluespotted poacher
photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Bathyagoninae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 73 - 373 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Kwatna Inlet in British Columbia, Canada to northern central Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 5-7; Vertebrae: 41-42. Caudal fin small. Pelvic fins short.
Biology:  Inhabits soft bottom.
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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