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Bathymaster signatus  Cope, 1873

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Bathymasteridae (Ronquils)
Etymology: Bathymaster: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, master, -eros = somebody that research (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Cope.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 825 m (Ref. 6793), usually 35 - 380 m (Ref. 50550).   Polar; 1°C - 2°C (Ref. 31682), preferred ?

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Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Pacific: East Siberian Sea to eastern Kamchatka and the Commander Islands, Russian and Washington, USA (Ref. 6793); including Hokkaido, Japan (Ref. 37422) and the Sea of Okhotsk (Ref. 48889).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48889); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31682); max. published weight: 370.00 g (Ref. 31682); max. reported age: 9 years (Ref. 31682)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 47; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 32 - 34. Caudal fin narrow, gently rounded (Ref. 6885). Brown on the dorsal surface with dark markings, lighter ventrally with yellow to orange streaks; yellow on head in some areas and yellow mottling on fins; black blotch on anterior part of dorsal fin for first 3 to 5 rays, conspicuous; pelvic fins dusky and some dark marks on other fins; eyes reputed to be blue (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found offshore on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850); and deeper (to 300 m) than other ronquils (Ref. 48889). Reaches more than 38 cm (Ref. 48889).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5703   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=9).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .