Bathymaster leurolepis McPhail, 1965
Smallmouth ronquil
Bathymaster leurolepis
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Bathymasteridae (Ronquils)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 80 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Japan to the Gulf of Alaska.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 41-45; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 29-34. Pelvic fin thoracic, consisting of 1 spine and 5 soft rays, not covered with scales. Length of scaled portion of caudal fin less than 1/2 its whole length. Maxillary extending to below about middle of eye. Attains about 20 cm SL.
Biology:  Inhabits tide pools and shallow inshore 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 - 23.03.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.07.94

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