Pholis fasciata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Banded gunnel
Pholis fasciata
photo by Svensen, E.

Family:  Pholidae (Gunnels), subfamily: Pholinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 94 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Arctic Ocean to southern Labrador, Canada and western Greenland. North Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559) and Alaska (Ref. 11366).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 80-83; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 38-42; Vertebrae: 87-90
Biology:  Entirely subtidal (Ref. 48978). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans and worms (Ref. 58426).
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: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.07.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.94

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