Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Hypsagoninae
Etymology: Agonomalus: Greek, a = without + Greek, gonias, -as = angle, corner + Greek, mala = a lot of (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 11 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 55°N - 34°N
Eastern Pacific: Dixon Entrance, northern British Columbia, Canada to San Simeon, central California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Occurs in shallow rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Crawls over bottom and climbs rocks faces with its pectoral fins (Ref. 2850). Body often covered with small sponges and seaweed, which provide camouflage (Ref. 2850). Demersal spawner in nearshore habitats (Ref. 56049).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.3 - 14, mean 10.7 (based on 140 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00188 - 0.01218), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec = 25).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .