Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Ptilichthyidae
Etymology: Ptilichthys: Greek, ptilon = feather + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); goodei: Named after Dr. G.B. Goode, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885). More on author: Bean.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 360 m (Ref. 50550). Temperate; 66°N - 42°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); common length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557)
North Pacific: Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Kuril Islands to Bering Sea and to central Oregon, USA.
Found at surface at night, evidently on the bottom in deeper waters during the day (Ref. 2850). Buries itself in mud or sand (Ref. 2850). Has been recorded to be found in the stomach of a coho salmon (Ref. 6885).
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
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .