Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Psychrolutidae
Etymology: Ebinania: Greek, ebeninos = ebony; australiae: Name refers to the known occurrence of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 548 - 1170 m (Ref. 78434). Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78434)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cirri on the head; well-developed thin and flexible orbital rims; cranial (frontal) arch 3 high and twisted upwards, continuous band of prevomerine teeth; one terminal chin pore; obsolete lateral line pores; overall pale colour (Ref. 78434)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jackson, K.L. and J.S. Nelson, 2006. Ebinania australiae, a new species of fathead sculpin from Southern Australia (Scorpaeniformes: Psychrolutidae). Records of the Australian Museum (2006) 58:37-42. (Ref. 78434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.7 - 6.7, mean 5.7 °C (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [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 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .