Blackline prickleback

The Blackline prickleback lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 200 m environment.

In Canada, blackline pricklebacks are found in the Beaufort Sea and are not common. Changes to the spawning habitat are the main limiting factor for the species, which receives no specific protection. More

The blackline prickleback is one of the eight shannies that inhabit Canadian waters. Because they so closely resemble each other, their distribution is often used to distinguish them. More

Common names

Blackline prickleback in English
Nuimegaji in Japanese (日本語)
pighead prickleback in English
Terrassier à six lignes in French (français)
馬氏刺北鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
马氏刺北鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
鰻形北鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
鳗形北鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Stichaeidae
Genus : Acantholumpenus
Species : Acantholumpenus mackayi
Authority : Gilbert, 1896