Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
(Eelpouts and pricklebacks) > Lumpenidae
Etymology: Lumpenella: Latin, lumpus, an uncouthlooking spiny-finned fish of a leaden-blue colour; diminutive (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Evermann & Goldsborough.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 25 - 1140 m (Ref. 50550), usually 300 - 600 m (Ref. 51666). Temperate; 0°C - ; 70°N - 33°N, 126°E - 121°W
North Pacific: Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to British Columbia, Canada, Sea of Okhotsk, Pacific coast of northern Japan, Korean Peninsula and Sado Island in Japan Sea, and Greenland.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 150.00 g (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 56557)
Found offshore (Ref. 2850); possibly the deepest-living lumpenine (Ref. 51666).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.8 - 4.8, mean 2 °C (based on 171 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00148 - 0.00852), b=2.95 (2.74 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .