Ocean pout

Scientists have done studies wherein genes are taken from the ocean pout and implanted into salmon in an attempt to make the latter grow faster.

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The Ocean pout lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 388 m environment.

Physical characteristics: Ocean pouts have a body that is eel-like but rather stout. The background color usually is muddy yellow tinged with brown but becomes darker with age. The belly is yellow or olive green. There are brown splotches on the sides. More

Ocean pout at the New England Aquarium Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes More

Description: Ocean pout have a muddy yellow to mottled reddish brown upper body that blends to a dirty white or yellowish underbody. More

The ocean pout is a bottom dwelling fish, occupying a variety of depths from the intertidal zone down to over 180 m. Pout can be found over all bottom types, but seem to prefer hard and semi-hard substrates to muddy bottoms. More

A minor fishery for ocean pout began in Massachusetts in the 1930s, with fish being sold "round" in Boston markets. In 1943, as a war effort, a concerted attempt was made to sell whole fillets, and landings reached almost 4.4 million lb (2 million kg) in 1944. More

Ocean pout contain anti-freeze proteins and research is being conducted on using these proteins in various ways. More

Ocean Pout in the Stellwagen Bank ... Ocean Pout in the Stellwagen Bank ... More

The ocean pout (''Zoarces americanus'') is an eelpout in the family Zoarcidae. It is found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of New England and eastern Canada. The fish has antifreeze proteins in its blood, giving it the ability to survive in near-freezing waters. More

The ocean pout is blenny-like or eel-like in form, its body about 8 times as long as it is deep (10 to 11 times in young fish up to about 8 inches long), moderately flattened sidewise, noticeably sway-bellied, and tapering backward from abreast of the More

But the green ocean pout (Gymnelis viridis Goode and Bean) of arctic seas has no ventrals; it ranges southward as far as the estuary of the St. Lawrence River, and perhaps as far as northern Nova Scotia. More

American Ocean Pout Animals Atlantic Eel Pouts Fishes Location Macrozoarces americanus Marine New Jersey Oceans Shipwrecks USA Vivian Copyright Notice More

The ocean pout, Zoarces americanus, is a demersal eel-like species found in the Northwest Atlantic from Labrador to Delaware. In US waters, ocean pout are assessed as a unit stock from Gulf of Maine/Cape Cod Bay south to Delaware (Figure 17.1). More

Relative Distribution and Abundance of Ocean pout in the Northwestern Atlantic Derived from the NEFSC spring Bottom Trawl Surveys - This shows relative Ocean pout stock weight and location. More

Ocean pout can be found across a range of habitats This digital video clip originates from a project entitled The Aquanaut Program conducted by Ivar G. More

ocean pout - common along northeastern coast of North AmericaMacrozoarces americanuseelpout, pout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seasgenus Macrozoarces, Macrozoarces - a genus of Zoarcidae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about More

The Ocean Pout live on bottom over sand, mud, rocks or seaweed. They live anywhere from shore to 600 foot deep waters. The Ocean Pout live from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Delaware. More

The Ocean Pout (Zoarces americanus) is a member of the Zoarcidae family. More

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Common names

Ålekone in Norwegian (Norsk)
Amerikaanse puitaal in Dutch (Nederlands)
eelpout in English
Loquette d Amérique in French (français)
loquette d?Amérique in French (français)
loquette d'Amérique in French (français)
Mother-of-eels in English
mutton fish in English
Muttonfish in English
North-Atlantic ocean pout in Unknown
Ocean pout in English
Peixe-carneiro-americano in Portuguese (Português)
Poodler in English
shore eelpout in English
Vestatlantisk ålekvabbe in Danish (dansk)
Węgorzyca amerykańska in Polish (polski)
美洲大綿鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
美洲大绵鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Zoarcidae
Genus : Zoarces
Species : Zoarces americanus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider, 1801