Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cryptacanthodidae
Etymology: Cryptacanthodes: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, akanthoides = similar to thorns (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 110 m (Ref. 5951). Temperate; 55°N - 39°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 97.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49746)
Western Atlantic: southern Labrador in Canada to New Jersey in USA.
Burrows in soft muddy bottoms from shallow water to 110 m depth. Feeds mainly on benthic infauna found in and around its burrow system; its prey consisting of various amphipods, polychaetes, shrimp and small fish (Ref. 87300).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .