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Ophiodon elongatus

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lexID:
4686 
AphiaID:
240745 
Scientific:
Ophiodon elongatus 
German:
Lengdorsch 
English:
Lingcod 
Category:
Morues (cabillauds)  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Hexagrammidae (Family) > Ophiodon (Genus) > elongatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1854 
Occurrence:
Bering Sea, Alaska, Canada, golfe de Californie, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), pacifique du nord, Pacifique Est, USA 
Size:
bis zu 152cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 21°C 
Food:
crabes, crevettes, crevettes-barbier, crustacés, krill, poissons (petits poissons), seiche, tourteaux 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-28 22:34:48 

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Girard, 1854

Distribution
Northeast Pacific: Shumagin Islands in the western Gulf of Alaska to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Possibly occurring in the Bering Sea.

Biology
Ranges from the intertidal to 475 m depth. Adults are found near rocks, inshore and to 427 m.
Young occur on sand or mud bottom of bays and inshore areas.
Both migratory and non-migratory populations exist.
Adults feed mostly on other fishes but also take crustaceans, octopi and squid.
Young feed on copepods and other small crustaceans.
A very important sport and commercial species. The liver is rich in vitamin A.
Marketed fresh and frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked.
Has sharp teeth and gill rakers that can cut fingers if handled.

Threat to humans: Traumatogenic

Synonymised taxa:
Oplopoma pantherina Girard, 1856

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