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Ophiodon elongatus

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Ophiodon elongatus was originally described as Ophiodon elongatus by Girard in 1854. It belongs to the family Hexagrammidae and subfamily Ophiodontinae. It is commonly known as Lingcod but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as lingcod, in Japan as Ainame, in British Columbia as Skaagi, in Canada as Cultus cod, in Finland as Vihersimppu. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern North Pacific: western Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Girard
Qualification   ---
Year   1854
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Hexagrammidae
Subfamily  
Ophiodontinae Ophiodontinae
Genus   Ophiodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Hexagrammidae
Subfamily   Ophiodontinae
Genus   Ophiodon
Original Name   Ophiodon        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Ophiodon elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Ophiodon elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Ophiodon
Original Author   Girard
Original AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1854
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Ophiodontinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Types   Syntypes: USNM 276 (2, now 1), others not found.
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 7
Page   133

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Ophiodon elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus   Ophiodon
Current AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Girard
Current Year   1854
Current Family   Hexagrammidae
Current Subfamily  
Ophiodontinae Ophiodontinae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Adults are found near rocks, inshore and to 427 m. Young occur on sand or mud bottom of bays and inshore areas. Both migratory and non-migratory populations exist (Ref. 6885). Adults feed mostly on other fishes but also take crustaceans, octopi and squid (Ref. 4925). Young feed on copepods and other small crustaceans (Ref. 6885). Males reach maturity at 46-51 cm and females at 70-76 cm (Ref. 6885). Spawns in shallow water. Small females produce between 60,000-150,000 eggs while large females (102 cm) produce as much as 500,000 eggs (Ref. 6885). A very important sport and commercial species (Ref. 2850). the liver is rich in vitamin 'A' (Ref. 6885). Marketed fresh and frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).
Depth Range   From 0 to 475 meters.
   
Distribution   Eastern North Pacific: western Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California.

Current Summary   Valid as Ophiodon elongatus  Girard 1854. Hexagrammidae: Ophiodontinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Ophiodon elongatus  Girard 1854 -- (Rutenberg 1962:74 [ref. 24028], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:156 [ref. 9277], Kendall & Vinter 1984:8 [ref. 26201], McAllister 1990:192 [ref. 14674], Shinohara 1994:79 [ref. 21519], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:307 [ref. 24545], Musick et al. 2000:15 [ref. 24959], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:390 [ref. 25968], Mecklenburg & Eschmeyer 2003:5 [ref. 27292], Nelson et al. 2004:118 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:121 [ref. 32708]).

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muraenolepis Ophiodon muraenolepis (Günther [A.] 1880)Synonym
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