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Podothecus accipenserinus (Sturgeon-like sea-poacher; Sturgeon poacher)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Sturgeon poacher (Podothecus accipenserinus, also known as the Sturgeon-like sea-poacher in Canada) is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau in 1813. It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling fish which is known from the northern Pacific Ocean, including the western Bering Sea, Cape Navarin, the Commander Islands, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Aleutian Islands, and northern California, USA. It dwells at a depth range of 2 to 710 metres (6.6 to 2,329.4 ft), and inhabits soft benthic sediments. Males can reach a maximum total length of 30.5 centimetres (12.0 in).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Crangon alaskensis[1]
Lissocrangon stylirostris (smooth bay shrimp)[1]
Thysanoessa raschii (Arctic krill)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap



Parasitized by 
Diplocotyle olrikii[4]
Echinorhynchus gadi[4]
Neophasis oculata[4]
Nybelinia surmenicola[4]

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Groundfish Food Habits and Predation on Commercially Important Prey Species in the Eastern Bering Sea From 1997 Through 2001, Lang, G. M., P. A. Livingston, and K. A. Dodd, 2005, U.S. Dep. Comer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-158, 230 p.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0