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Bothragonus occidentalis  Lindberg, 1935

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae (Poachers) > Bothragoninae
Etymology: Bothragonus: Greek, bostrykos = cure of lack of hair + Greek, gono = birth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 56557).   Temperate

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Northwest Pacific: Hokkaido and Habomai islands in Japan and from Peter the Great Bay.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2 - 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6. Snout round, with a rostral plate on its anterior tip. Barbels 2 on posterior tip of lower jaw. Branchial membranes fused with isthmus.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 4.2 - 16.8, mean 11.5 (based on 52 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [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):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .