Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Jordania: Because of C. Basil Jordan, American zoologist (Ref. 45335). More on author: Starks.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 38 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 58°N - 32°N, 138°W - 117°W
Eastern Pacific: Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska to Point Lobos, central California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
(total): 17 - 18;
soft rays: 22 - 24. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 6885). Color olive green and generously marked with red; six or seven dark saddles across back and another series of dark spots along midside; oblique dark bands across dorsal and pectoral fins; wide dark, and narrow light sinuous bands on head (Ref. 6885).
Occurs in intertidal areas and to 38 m depth, in rocky areas and kelp (Ref. 2850). Frequently hangs vertically on rock faces (Ref. 2850). Active and highly territorial during the breeding season (Ref. 6885).
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.9 - 12, mean 10.3 (based on 50 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00295 - 0.01699), b=3.14 (2.94 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .