family Agonidae


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Noun1.family Agonidae - poachers
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Scleroparei, Scleroparei - scorpionfishes; sculpins; gurnards; greenlings; flying gurnards
sea poacher, sea poker, poacher - small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
Agonus, genus Agonus - type genus of the Agonidae
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bolini from other hemitripterids and sympatric larvae of the family Agonidae that are similar in appearance but generally smaller and more slender-bodied at all developmental stages.
Observations of a rarely seen poacher (family Agonidae) have revealed a unique feeding method in which the mechanism for uncovering prey is independent from the mouth, enabling the fish to effectively manipulate objects while leaving the mouth free for prey capture.
Nonrockfish species were represented primarily by six species, which comprised 17.2% of the total abundance: Microstomus pacificus, Ophiodon elongatus, Sebastolobus alascanus, Eptatretus stouti, Merluccius productus, and an unidentified species (or possibly a complex of species) in the family Agonidae (most likely Xeneretmus spp.).

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