Ophiodon elongatus

Alternate names: lingcod

Author: Girard, 1854


Size: to 152 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 0 - 475 m (most common to 200 m).

Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to central Baja, but probably as far north as the Bering Sea.

Habitat description: Benthic. Soft, low-relief sediment when young with a shift toward mixed and harder substrates as they age.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 422 m (March 2016).


Encyclopedia of Life

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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.

Citation: Ophiodon elongatus (Girard, 1854) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Ophiodon%20elongatus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-10-16.
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