Bathyagonus nigripinnis Gilbert, 1890
Blackfin poacher
Bathyagonus nigripinnis
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Agonidae (Poachers), subfamily: Bathyagoninae
Max. size:  24.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 9 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 18 - 1290 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Komandorski Island and Avachin Bay, Russia through the Aleutian chain to north of St. Mathew Island in the Bering Sea (Ref. 6793) and Eureka, northern California, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-9. Caudal rounded; lower 4 or 5 rays of pectorals thicker but membrane reaching nearly to ends; pelvic fins reduced (Ref. 6885). Light brown on dorsal surface, dusky light brown on ventral surface; dark blue on ventral surface of head; all fins very dark (Ref. 6885).
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 31.08.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.07.94

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