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Lycodes pacificus  Collett, 1879

Blackbelly eelpout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Lycodes: Greek, lykos = wolf + Greek, suffix, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335);  pacificus: Named after the Pacific Ocean (Ref. 6885).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 9 - 399 m (Ref. 2850).   Deep-water

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Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California, Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 6885)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 90-107; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 70 - 90. Caudal sharply rounded but not readily distinguishable from dorsal and anal fins. Pelvic fins minute.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on silty or sandy bottoms (Ref. 27436). Moves into shallow water at night to feed on marine worms, crustaceans, small bivalves, and brittle stars (Ref. 6885, 27436). Few live over 5 years (Ref. 6885). If used live as bait, it attracts large rockfishes, greenlings or codfishes (Ref. 27436). Flesh considered good but not esteemed (Ref. 27436).

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Anderson, M.E., 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 60:120 p. (Ref. 11954)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.3 - 9.4, mean 6.8 (based on 123 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00224 (0.00105 - 0.00478), b=3.25 (3.07 - 3.43), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Ave. Fec=30).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.