Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Myoxocephalus: Greek, myos = muscle, and also, mouse + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 680 m (Ref. 50550). Temperate
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 43 - 51 cm
Max length : 74.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 8.0 kg (Ref. 56527)
Morphology | Morphometrics
North Pacific: northern Sea of Japan (Ref. 559) to the Bering Sea and southeastern Alaska.
Found in shallow waters (Ref. 2850), on sand and mud bottoms.
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01027 (-0.16955 - 0.19010), b=3.01 (2.91 - 3.12), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec=10-100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766