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Agonomalus proboscidalis

(Agonomalus proboscidalis)

Description

Agonomalus proboscidalis is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Achille Valenciennes in 1858, originally under the genus Aspidophorus. It is a marine, polar water-dwelling fish which is known from the northwestern Pacific Ocean, including northern Japan, the Sea of Japan, and the Sea of Okhotsk. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 20 to 102 metres (66 to 335 ft). Males can reach a maximum total length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in). A. proboscidalis is a commercial aquarium fish.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Scorpaeniformes
Family:Agonidae
Genus:Agonomalus
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