Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Anoplagoninae
Etymology: Aspidophoroides: Greek, aspidos, shield + Latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Bloch.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 695 m (Ref. 57178), usually 60 - 150 m (Ref. 56557). Temperate; -2°C - 10°C (Ref. 56557); 84°N - 42°N, 162°W - 43°W (Ref. 57302)
Northwest Atlantic: western Greenland and Labrador in Canada to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.4, range 10 - 10.9 cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56591); common length : 14.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56591)
Occurs primarily in the lower sections of the shelf all year (depths of 80-200 m) (Ref. 41410). Inhabits sand and mud bottoms, with temperature range of -1.07 to 2.52°C (Ref. 5951). Feeds on crustaceans and bottom fauna (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.5 - 7.6, mean 4.8 °C (based on 301 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00288 (0.00123 - 0.00674), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .