Bathyagonus alascanus

Gray Starsnout

Alaskan Deep-slow

The gray starsnout (Bathyagonus alascanus, also known as the gray starsnout poacher in the United States) is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert in 1896. It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling fish which is known from the eastern Pacific Ocean, from the coast of the Bering Sea in Alaska, to the Oregon-California border. It dwells at a depth range of 18–252 metres, and inhabits rocky areas. Males can reach a maximum total length of 13 centimetres. The species epithet "alascanus" refers to the species' type locality in Alaska. The Gray starsnout is preyed on by the Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus).

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