Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Archistes: Derived from Greek, arche, -es, archi, the beginning, first, leader (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 200 m (Ref. 58496). Subtropical; 60°N - 26°N, 150°E - 107°W
North Pacific: Petrel Bank (Bering Sea) and the Kuril Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51886); 15.9 cm SL (female); max. published weight: 110.00 g (Ref. 51886)
(total): 9 - 10;
soft rays: 22 - 23. Light olive dorsally, tinged with salmon or pinkish; marked with dark saddles, bars, marbling, and spots in blue, yellowish brown, carmine, orange and pink; whitish on breast and belly; soft dorsal fin with broad bars of brownish yellow or green with light blue intervals; pelvic fin whitish in females, blue-black in males (Ref. 43939).
Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 50610.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K. Thorsteinson, 2002. Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. xxxvii +1037 p. (Ref. 43939)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 3.4 - 8, mean 4.2 (based on 39 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00304 - 0.01646), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .