Family Anoplopomatidae - Sablefishes
Anoplopomatidae Anoplopomatidae
No. in FishBase
Genera : 2 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
upper   Tertiary   middle   Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
Distribution: North Pacific from Alaska to California and to Japan. Body moderately elongate and compressed. Head lacking ridges, spines, or cirri. Dorsal fins 2, the first with 12-30 spines and the second with 1 or 2 spines and 15-21 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 or 3 spines and 11-20 soft rays, located opposite second dorsal fin. Spines in second dorsal and anal fins small and embedded, difficult to discern. Pelvic fins thoracic, with 1 spine and 5 soft rays. Nostrils well-developed; 2 on each side. Scales ctenoid, very small, covering body and head and extending onto second dorsal, anal, caudal and pectoral fins. One lateral line canal, complete. Teeth small, even in size, and numerous; present on jaws, palatines and vomer. Gill membranes united, attached to isthmus. Branchiostegal rays 6 or 7. Swim bladder absent. Vertebrae 45-66. About 183 cm maximum length. Marine, demersal as adults, in fairly deep water. Juveniles typically found near the surface in relatively shallow water. Feeds on crustaceans, cephalopods, worms and other fishes. An important commercial species, in the fishery and market more commonly called as blackcod than sablefish. Also Ref. 245.
Greek, anoplos, disarmed + Greek, pomas, -atos = cover ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Perciformes | Cottoidei | Anoplopomatales | Anoplopomatidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
[ e.g. cephalopods]

Species/Synonymy list for the family Anoplopomatidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Anoplopoma fimbria (Pallas, 1814)
Gadus fimbria Pallas, 1814
Erilepis zonifer (Lockington, 1880)
Myriolepis zonifer Lockington, 1880
! Erilepsis zonifera (Lockington, 1880)
Ebisus sagamius Jordan & Snyder, 1901
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