Prowfish range from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska west to Kamchatka, Russia; from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea south to Hokkaidō, Japan and Monterey, California.

The Prowfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 675 m , usually 0 - 500 m environment.

Show IPA Use Prowfish in a SentenceSee web results for ProwfishSee images of Prowfish–noun, plural -fish⋅es, (especially collectively ) -fish. a fish, Zaprora silenus, of the North Pacific. More

There are just three species of prowfish, each the sole member of its genus: Family Pataecidae * Genus Aetapcus * Aetapcus maculatus - Warty Prowfish * Genus Neopataecus More

Prowfish (Zaprora silenus) are subtropical perciform marine fish found in the North Pacific. They are the only member of their family, Zaproridae. They should not be confused with the Australian prowfish of the unrelated family Pataecidae. More

Distribution and biology of prowfish (Zaprora silenus) in the northeast Pacific. More

Australian prowfishes are a family , Pataecidae, of scorpaeniform fishes. They are distinguished by a long dorsal fin that begins far forward on the head, forming a "prow" shape, and extends all the way to the caudal fin.... of the unrelated family Pataecidae. More

A most remarkable specimen, the Prowfish is the only member of the family Zaproridae. Juvenile Prowfish live in the middle levels of the water column (the vicinity of their preferred prey, the jellyfish). More

caught a prowfish – a large, dark colored fish with spots, known in scientific circles as Zaprora silenus. Seaside Aquarium’s Tiffany Boothe said the creature generally lives in the midlevels of the sea, somewhere between 900 and 2000 feet. More

Archives A prowfish swims in a tank at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Photo: Fish fixed 061304 state 3 The Juneau Empire Online A prowfish swims in a tank at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. More

The prowfish and wolffishes have similar shapes, large body size, fin structures, and features of the skeleton except for the skull and may be just generally primitive zoarcoids that split off the main lineage early in the group's evolution at two different stages. More

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Common names

Bôzuginpo in Japanese (日本語)
Laivasnukinės in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Prowfish in English
Zaprora silenus in German (Deutsch)
запрора in Russian (русский язык)
額鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
額鳚 in Unknown
额鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
额鳚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Zaproridae
Genus : Zaprora
Species : Zaprora silenus
Authority : Jordan, 1896