Agonidae


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Agonidae

[ə′gän·ə·dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The poachers, a small family of marine perciform fishes in the suborder Cottoidei.
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Agonidae

 

a family of fishes of the suborder Cottoidei of the order Perciformes. Body length, 10–20 cm (sometimes to 40 cm). The body is enclosed in a hard armor consisting of eight longitudinal rows of large bony plates. There are more than 25 genera, with 50 species. The fishes are found primarily in the northern Pacific. Only one endemic genus is known in the north Atlantic, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans. The Agonidae are bottom-dwelling fishes. They usually spawn in the summer and autumn, depositing large, sticky eggs. The fishes feed on benthic invertebrates.

REFERENCE

Nikol’skii, G. V. Chastnaia ikhtiologiia, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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and unidentified Agonidae. There were very slight, but statistically significant, differences in both mean lengths and size distributions of fishes among the three study habitats as fishes at the unenergized cables tended to be slightly larger (mean = 14.8 cm) than those at both natural habitats (mean = 13.7 cm) and energized cables (mean = 13.0 cm) [Welch's test: energized versus unenergized: F = 260.36, df = 1, and p < 0.0001; energized versus natural habitat: F = 18.37, df = 1, and p < 0.0001; unenergized versus natural habitat: F = 36.51, df = 1, and p < 0.0001].
Agonidae [X.sup.2] 57.808 p <0.0001 * Zaniolepis frenata [X.sup.2] 46.427 p <0.0001 * Sebastes elongatus [X.sup.2] 36.740 p <0.0001 * Ophiodon elongatus [X.sup.2] 25.439 p 0.0013 * Citharichthys spp.
Some aspects of the biology of the Northern four-horned poacher Hypsagonus quadricornis (Agonidae) in Pacific waters off the Northern Kurile Islands.
bolini can be used to distinguish larvae from sympatric species of the closely related family Agonidae, which may be the sister group of the Hemitripteridae (Yabe 1985).
Guide to the identification of larval and early juvenile poachers (Scorpaeniformes: Agonidae) from the northeastern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
The reproductive biology and early stages of Podothecus sachi (Pisces: Agonidae).
Homogeneous mud areas (soft stratum) differed from high-relief and low-relief outcrops by the characteristic presence of Pleuronectiformes and Agonidae.
Finally, the fourth group, soft-sediment associates (e.g., Pleuronectiformes, Agonidae, Citharichthys spp., and R.
alascanus, and Agonidae were abundant on mud, whereas S.
Guild I Guild II Species(1) Mud Cobble-mud Mud-pebble Agonidae 121 [186] 65 [-] 228 Eptatretus stouti 77 -- -- Merluccius productus 44 -- -- Microstomus pacificus 150 [499] -- [-] 24 Ophiodon elongatus 13 [-] -- [67] 118 S.