Aspidophoroides monopterygius (Bloch, 1786)
Alligatorfish
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Anoplagoninae
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 695 m
Distribution:  Northwest Atlantic: western Greenland and Labrador in Canada to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs primarily in the lower sections of the shelf all year (depths of 80-200 m) (Ref. 41410). Inhabits sand and mud bottoms, with temperature range of -1.07 to 2.52°C (Ref. 5951). Feeds on crustaceans and bottom fauna (Ref. 58426).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.01.14
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.01.14

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