Lycodes cortezianus (Gilbert, 1890)
Bigfin eelpout
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 Family:  Zoarcidae (Eelpouts), subfamily: Lycodinae
 Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 73 - 620 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska to San Diego, California, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 105-108; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 89-93. Caudal rounded but not clearly distinguished from dorsal and anal fins; pectorals large; pelvic fins much reduced (Ref. 6885). Brown to blue black on back and sides, lighter ventrally; white on scale pockets; dark above base of pectoral fins; black along anterior border of dorsal fin, on posterior parts of dorsal and anal fins, and on caudal; light margins on pectoral fins (Ref. 6885).
 Biology:  Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 2850).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.07.94

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