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Agonopsis chiloensis

(Agonopsis chiloensis)

Description

The snailfish (Agonopsis chiloensis) is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Leonard Jenyns in 1840. It is a subtropical, marine fish which is known from the southeastern Pacific and southwestern Atlantic Ocean, including Chile, Patagonia, and Argentina. It is known to dwell at a depth range of 3–400 metres. Males can reach a maximum standard length of 12.5 centimetres. A. chiloensis is preyed upon by Cottoperca gobio, imperial shag, Pinguipes chilensis, and the narrowmouthed catshark. It is of no commercial interest to fisheries.

Taxonomic tree:

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