Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); andriashevi: Named for Anatole P. Andriashev, who made the definitive morphologic study of genus Psednos (Ref. 42989). More on author: Chernova.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 800 - 800 m (Ref. 42989). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42989)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 47. No coronal pore, 7 preoperculo-mandibular pores. Head large (27% SL), and very compressed (40% HL); gill slit large (1.3 eye diameter), opercular flap long, wing-like, reaching behind midpectoral length and level with pupil. Pectoral fin short (45% HL), with two notch rays.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northeast Atlantic: west of Ireland.
Known only from the holotype collected from midwater (Ref. 42989). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N., 2001. A review of the genus Psednos (Pisces, Liparidae) with description of ten new species from the north Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 155(10):477-507. (Ref. 42989)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00193 - 0.01366), b=3.20 (2.96 - 3.44), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .