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Icosteus aenigmaticus
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Icosteus aenigmaticus


Icosteus aenigmaticus was originally described as Icosteus aenigmaticus by Lockington in 1880. It belongs to the family Icosteidae. It is commonly known as Ragfish but has many other common names such as ragfish in USA, Ragfish in British Columbia, Fan-tailed rag-fish in Canada, Ragfish in Canada. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   aenigmaticus
AuthorWI   Lockington [W. N.]
AuthorNI   Lockington
Qualification   ---
Year   1880
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Icosteiformes Icosteiformes
Family   Icosteidae
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Genus   Icosteus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Icosteiformes
Family   Icosteidae
Genus   Icosteus
Original Name   Icosteus        
Taxon Name   aenigmaticus
Original Combination   Icosteus aenigmaticus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Icosteus aenigmaticus
OriginalSubGenus   Icosteus
Original Author   Lockington
Original AuthorWI   Lockington [W. N.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1880
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   San Francisco market, California, U.S.A.
Types   Syntypes: CAS (2), lost in 1906.
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.
Citation   v. 3 (no. 123)
Page   63

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Icosteus aenigmaticus
Current Species aenigmaticus
Current Genus Icosteus
Current AuthorWI Lockington [W. N.]
Current AuthorNI Lockington
Current Year 1880
Current Family Icosteidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found offshore. Feeds on fishes and squids. Eaten by sperm whales. Spawns in the summer and winter (Ref. 6885). A 136 cm SL female probably produces about 435, 000 light amber coloured eggs (Ref. 6885).
Depth Range From 18 to 732 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Icosteus aenigmaticus  Lockington 1880. Icosteidae.
Name History   •Valid as Icosteus aenigmaticus Lockington 1880 -- (Nakaya in Amaoka et al. 1983:149, 211 [ref. 8379], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:283 [ref. 9277], Mochizuki in Masuda et al. 1984:309 [ref. 6441], Matarese et al. 1989:538 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:175 [ref. 14674], Kubota & Tsukada 1996:56 [ref. 24966], Nakabo 2000:1120 [ref. 25182], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:39 [ref. 25650], Shinohara et al. 2001:330 [ref. 25995], Allen 2001:1 [ref. 26950], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:796 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:1120 [ref. 26193], Okamoto et al. 2002:98 [ref. 26529], Mecklenburg 2003:2 [ref. 27304], Fedorov et al. 2003:130 [ref. 27579], Parin 2003:S24 [ref. 28536], Nelson et al. 2004:167 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:172 [ref. 32708], Parin et al. 2014:471 [ref. 33547], Pietsch & Orr 2015:65 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:300 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:90 [ref. 37205]).

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