WoRMS taxon details

Zoarces americanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

159267  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159267)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Battle Harbour, Labrador, the Gulf of St Lawrence, off Newfoundland and along the coasts of the Maritime provinces, common...  
Distribution Battle Harbour, Labrador, the Gulf of St Lawrence, off Newfoundland and along the coasts of the Maritime provinces, common off Nova Scotia and the offshore banks to New Jersey; also common in the Bay of Fundy, including Passamaquoddy Bay and Minas Basin; southward to Delaware, possibly straying to off North Carolina [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Zoarces americanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159267 on 2018-04-23
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee (eds.). 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 748 p. [details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius americanus Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius anguillaris Peck, 1804) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius ciliatus Mitchill, 1814) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius gronovii (Valenciennes, 1836)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius labrosus Mitchill, 1815) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofZoarces gronovii Valenciennes, 1836) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofMacrozoarces americanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofBlennius viviparus unicolor Walbaum, 1792) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and invertebrates [details]

Distribution Battle Harbour, Labrador, the Gulf of St Lawrence, off Newfoundland and along the coasts of the Maritime provinces, common off Nova Scotia and the offshore banks to New Jersey; also common in the Bay of Fundy, including Passamaquoddy Bay and Minas Basin; southward to Delaware, possibly straying to off North Carolina [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Occupies a variety of depths from the intertidal zone to over 183m. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial [details]

Predators Sandbar shark, Atlantic cod, shortfin mako, sea bass [details]

Reproduction Internal fertilization; spawns in nests in crevices and holes under boulders in late August in Newfoundland waters; eggs are guarded by parents; off southern New England in late September and October [details]
 

LanguageName 
English ocean pout  [details]
French loquette d'Amériqueloquette d’Amérique  [details]