Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Comephoridae
Etymology: Comephorus: Greek,kome, es = long hair + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Boreal; 4°C - 18°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Lake Baikal, Russia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12480); 13.4 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found beyond 1,000 m depth. Both males and females often occur on the surface. In January and February, this fish is often found at a depth range of 300-500 m, in March and April, it is found between 100-120 m. Reproduction takes place in February until March. There are indications that the females perish after spawning. The larvae stay dispersed between the surface and 500 m; they do not undergo daily migrations (Ref. 2058).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Timoshkin, O.A., 1995. Guide and key to pelagic animals of Baikal. Novosibirsk "Nauka", Siberian Publishing Firm RAS. (Ref. 12480)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 4.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.23; tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .