Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Bathyagoninae
Etymology: Bathyagonus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, gonos, gone = birth (Ref. 45335); alascanus: Named after the type locality, Alaska (Ref. 6885). More on author: Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 252 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 62°N - 42°N, 178°W - 120°W (Ref. 57303)
Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to the Oregon-California border, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
(total): 5 - 8;
soft rays: 6 - 8. Dorsal fins moderately developed and placed fairly close together; caudal rounded; anal fin originating about halfway below interspace between dorsal fins; pectoral fins with lower 5 0r 6 rays extending well beyond membrane; pelvic fins reduced (Ref. 6885). Greenish gray to light brown on dorsal surface, very light brown on ventral surface; 5 or 6 dark brown saddle-like markings across back and on sides; dark brown bars on dorsal and caudal fins; paired fins light (Ref. 6885).
Inhabits rocky areas (Ref. 2850).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 3.2 - 7.9, mean 4.9 °C (based on 215 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .