Gymnelus viridis (Fabricius, 1780)
Fish doctor
photo by Armesto, A.

 Family:  Zoarcidae (Eelpouts), subfamily: Gymnelinae
 Max. size:  56 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 320 m
 Distribution:  Arctic: Greenland and Canadian Arctic. Northeast Pacific: Bering Sea (Ref. 51665). Replaced by other species in the Arctic seas of Eurasia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits continental shelves, but generally living in shallower water (Ref. 11954); usually live over sand and muddy bottoms among seaweeds (Ref. 5951). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans, worms and clams (Ref. 58426).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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