Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Andriashevicottus: Because of Anatoly Petrovich Andriashev, Russian naturalist, 1910 + Greek, kottos = a fish without identificaction; megacephalus: From the Greek megas meaning large, and the Greek cephale meaning head, in reference to its large head.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - ? m (Ref. 41742). Boreal
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41742)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 40. Head large; subopercle spines 4, upper one is largest, bent upward, forked; no spines and crests on occiput; scales on the head in dorsal view stretch forward along the interorbital space to the anterior margin of the eye; in lateral view, scales drop to the level of the lower posterior margin of the eye, the suborbital support and upper preopercular spine; body scales below the base of dorsal spine in the form of a band with irregular diagonal rows, in a row along the lateral line and in a spot under the pectoral fin behind the upper margin of its base. 2 nostrils; branchiostegal membranes united and free of isthmus; well developed pseudobranch; a small opening behind the 4th gill arch (Ref. 41742).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: known only from the holotype taken from off Simushir Island, Kuril Islands.
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Fedorov, V.V., 1990. Andriashevicottus megacephalus gen. et sp. n. (Cottidae) from the coastal waters of the Kuril Islands. J. Ichthyol. 30(6):122-131.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.95000 (nan - nan), b=3.11 (2.86 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .