Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits continental shelves from the littoral zone to about 300 m, where these may enter brackish water during early winter spawning migrations (Ref. 11954).
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Distribution

Northwest Pacific: Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the eastern coast of Hokkaido (Ref. 559); also in China (Ref. 11954).
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Western North Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557))
  • Novikov, N.P., A.S. Sokolovsky, T.G. Sokolovskaya and Y.M. Yakovlev 2002 The fishes of Primorye. Vladivostok, Far Eastern State Tech. Fish. Univ., 552 p. (Ref. 56557)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 50550)
  • Fedorov, V.V., I.A. Chereshnev, M.V. Nazarkin, A.V. Shestakov and V.V. Volobuev 2003 Catalog of marine and freswater fishes of the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk. Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2003. 204 p. (Ref. 50550)
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Depth: 20 - 40m.
From 20 to 40 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Migration

Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Zoarces elongatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Zoarces elongatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Zoarces elongatus

Zoarces elongatus, also known as the eastern viviparous blenny is an eelpout in the family Zoarcidae, described by Peter Kner in 1868.[1] The species is endemic to the Northwest Pacific, in such areas as the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk and China.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petr I͡U͡lʹevich Shmidt (1965). Fishes of the Sea of Okhotsk. Israel Program for Scientific Translations. p. 69. ISBN 0-7065-0350-3. 
  2. ^ Garilao, Cristina V. (October 6, 2010). "Zoarces elongatus (Kner, 1868)". FishBase. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
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