Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Scorpaeniformes > Family Agonidae > Subfamily Agoninae > Genus Leptagonus

Leptagonus decagonus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LeptagonusGill, 1862accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): tiskjegg sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: alligator poacher; Atlantic poacher sources: North/South Consultants 2006. Potential dispersal of aquatic invasive species into Hudson Bay from ballast water from ships travelling from ports in Europe and North America. A report prepared for Fisheries and Ocean Canada File No. F2408-050083;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Atlantic Poacher sources: Charles Hussey
 French: agone atlantique sources: Nozères C., Archambault D., Chouinard P.-M., Gauthier J., Miller R., Parent E., Schwab P., Savard L., and Dutil J.-D. 2010. Identification guide for marine fishes of the estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence and sampling protocols used during trawl surveys between 2004 and 2008. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2866: xi + 243 p
 Norwegian: tiskjegg sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: tiskjegg
 Norwegian Nynorsk: tiskjegg
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): tiskjegg sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: penbwl Môr Iwerydd


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.

additional source

Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012





External Links

GenBank (11 nucleotides; 11 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications)
Barcode of Life (18 barcodes)


Bailly, N. (2014). Leptagonus decagonus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127191




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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