Lumpenus sagitta

Alternate names: snake prickleback

Author: Wilimovsky, 1956


General: Can be tan or green-black with large brown spots, lighter sides, belly and (on video) the posterior edge of the pectoral fin. Some animals annotated as this species could potentially be Lyconema barbatum.

Size: to 51 cm

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Aleutian Islands to Northern California; Sea of Japan, Okhotsk to Bering Sea.

Published depth range: 0 - 425 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Milton Love, Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Love, M.S. (2011). Certainly more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara, CA. 649 pp.

Miller, D.J. and R.N. Lea (1972). Guide to the coastal marine fishes of California. California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, Sacramento, CA. 249 pp.

Citation: Lumpenus sagitta (Wilimovsky, 1956) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-01-18.
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