Sarritor leptorhynchus (Gilbert, 1896)
Longnose poacher
Sarritor leptorhynchus
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Agoninae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 20 - 460 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Bering Sea to southeastern Alaska. Also reported from northern Japan, the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 6-8; Vertebrae: 43-45. Snout pointed, with a pair of barbels on its ventral surface; free nasal margin smooth; branchial membranes fused with isthmus (Ref. 559).
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 - 31.07.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.09.94

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