(Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
English : Northern spearnose poacher
French : Aspidophore de Californie
Class : Teleostei
Order : Perciformes
Family : Agonidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach 20 cm in length. Big triangular head with a small rounded snout, elongated tail peduncle. Small barbels under mouth. Entire body covered with spines. Coloration blackish-brown with small transversal white lines.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to Point Loma in South California (USA). Lives in rocky areas, reefs and muddy areas near reefs, down to 160 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species’ status isn’t assessed but it seems to be common and currently facing no known threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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