Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Scytalinidae
Etymology: Scytalina: Greek, skytale, -es = branch; cylindrical piece of wood used by Spartan army, with a paper tied around it containing orders or comunnications from the courts. It is also a kind of fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Diablo Cove, central California, USA.
Found in rocky areas, tide pools and off beaches (Ref. 2850). Burrows in loose gravel and sand or among broken shells on the bottom (Ref. 2850). May not utilize the intertidal zone for reproductive and recruitment purposes (Ref. 56899).
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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.01000 (-0.30300 - 0.32300), b=3.04000 (2.92100 - 3.15900), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .