Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Eucryphycus: Greek, eu = good + Greek, kryphaios, -a, -on = secret, hidden (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Starks & Mann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 73 - 545 m (Ref. 11954), usually ? - 210 m. Subtropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Monterey Bay to San Diego in California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Occurs in dead bottom-drifting kelp or eelgrass that accumulates in submarine canyons and deep basins. Usually found at less than 210 m depth. Feeds mainly on amphipod crustaceans (Ref. 2850).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E. and V.V. Fedorov, 2004. Family Zoarcidae Swainson 1839. Eelpouts. Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes (34):58. (Ref. 51665)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.3 - 12.2, mean 8.8 (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00226 - 0.02218), b=3.05 (2.80 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .