Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Phucocoetes: Greek, phykon = seaweed + Greek, oikos = habitat (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jenyns.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Temperate
Southwest Atlantic: Patagonian shores from Mar del Plata, Argentina, to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11954)
A benthic slope-dweller (Ref. 9022). Known to associate with seaweed and kelp holdfasts with adults spawning in rocky intertidal areas where they guard nest sites (Ref. 11954).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E. and A.E. Gosztonyi, 1991. Studies on the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) of the southern hemisphere. IV. New records and a new species from the Magellan Province of South America. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 55:16 p. (Ref. 9022)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00269 (0.00130 - 0.00559), b=3.21 (3.02 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .