Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Abyssocottidae
Etymology: Abyssocottus: Greek, abyssos, deep, depth + Greek, kottos, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Berg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 120 - 1600 m (Ref. 26334), usually 460 - 500 m (Ref. 42042). Deep-water
Asia: Endemic to Lake Baikal, Russia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 9 - 9 cm
Max length : 12.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42042); 13.2 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 51998)
Eggs very large, up to 4.25 mm. About 20 eggs in each ovary.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Berg, L.S., 1965. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 3, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). (Ref. 2058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=5; tmax=12; Fec=40; K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .