Zoarces americanus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Ocean pout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Zoarcinae
Etymology: Zoarces: Greek, zoarkes, -es = that gives life (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 388 m (Ref. 58426).   Temperate; ? - 10°C (Ref. 35432), preferred 6°C (Ref. 107945); 63°N - 37°N, 80°W - 43°W

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Northwest Atlantic: Labrador, Canada to Delaware, USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 28.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 110 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); max. published weight: 5.4 kg (Ref. 4926); max. reported age: 18 years (Ref. 796)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic; feeds on worms, crustaceans, molluscs, sea squirts, sea urchins and fishes (Ref. 58426).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs are laid in gelatinous masses guarded by one or both parents until hatching (Ref. 35432). However, more recent evidence suggests that care is provided by the female alone (Ref. 104883).

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Anderson, M.E., 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 60:120 p. (Ref. 11954)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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