Bering poacher

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Bering poacher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Agonidae
Genus: Occella
Species: O. dodecaedron
Binomial name
Occella dodecaedron
(Tilesius, 1813)
  • Agonus dodecaedron Tilesius, 1813
  • Brachyopsis dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
  • Occa dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
  • Ocella dodecaedron (Tilesius, 1813)
  • Phalangistes loricatus Pallas, 1814

The Bering poacher[2] (Occella dodecaedron) is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers).[3] It was described by Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau in 1813, originally in the genus Agonus.[4] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling fish which is known from the northern Pacific Ocean, including Kotzebue Sound, the northern Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, Akun Island, and the Gulf of Alaska. It dwells at a depth range of 0–325 metres. Males can reach a maximum standard length of 21.6 centimetres.[3]

The Bering poacher is preyed on by Megalocottus platycephalus.[5] Its own diet consists of planktonic and benthic crustaceans including mysids and amphipods.[6]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Occella dodecaedron at
  2. ^ Common names for Occella dodecaedron at
  3. ^ a b Occella dodecaedron at
  4. ^ Tilesius, W. G. von, 1813 [ref. 13413] Iconum et descriptionum piscium Camtschaticorum continuatio tertia tentamen monographiae generis Agoni blochiani sistens. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg v. 4 (for 1811): 406-478, Pls. 11-16.
  5. ^ Organisms Preying on Occella dodecaedron at
  6. ^ Food and Feeding Habits Summary for Occella dodecaedron at