Bathyagonus alascanus (Gilbert, 1896)
Gray starsnout
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Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Bathyagoninae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 18 - 252 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to the Oregon-California border, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 6-8. Dorsal fins moderately developed and placed fairly close together; caudal rounded; anal fin originating about halfway below interspace between dorsal fins; pectoral fins with lower 5 0r 6 rays extending well beyond membrane; pelvic fins reduced (Ref. 6885). Greenish gray to light brown on dorsal surface, very light brown on ventral surface; 5 or 6 dark brown saddle-like markings across back and on sides; dark brown bars on dorsal and caudal fins; paired fins light (Ref. 6885).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky areas (Ref. 2850).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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. - 14.07.94

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