Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Elassodiscus: Greek, elasson = smaller + Greek, diskos = disc shape (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Gilbert & Burke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 130 - 1800 m (Ref. 50550). Deep-water
North Pacific: Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, and Pacific Ocean off Aleutian Islands, eastern coast of Kamchatka, Kuril Islands, and Hokkaido, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10903)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pitruk, D.L. and V.V. Fedorov, 1993. The validity of the genus Elassodicus Gilbert and Burke, 1912 (Scorpaeniformes, Liparidae) with a description of a new species from the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 33(6):68-84. (Ref. 10908)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.8 - 3.7, mean 2.3 (based on 162 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 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
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .