Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Cyclopteridae
(Lumpfishes) > Eumicrotreminae
Etymology: Eumicrotremus: Greek, eu = good + Greek, mikros = little, small + Greek, trema = hole (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Jordan & Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 58496). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Pacific coast of Honshu Is., from Chiba westward to Mie
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: absence of spiny tubercles or
fleshy papillae on body; anterior three mandibular pores each with a barbel-like tube; interorbital and suborbital pores are usually absent; opercular flap rounded; ventral disk with many papillae; caudal-fin is relatively short, 21.0-30.5% of SL (Ref. 115553).
Feeds on crabs (Ref. 9137).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 18.7 - 22.4, mean 20.6 °C (based on 97 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.00774 - 0.05639), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).