Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cryptacanthodidae
Etymology: Cryptacanthodes: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, akanthoides = similar to thorns (Ref. 45335); giganteus: From the Latin gigantea, meaning 'huge' (Ref. 27436).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 128 m (Ref. 12204). Temperate; 60°N - 38°N, 175°W - 120°W
Northeast Pacific: southeast Bering Sea to northern California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 117 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12204)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 12204). Probably spends part of its life buried (Ref. 12204).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W., 1995. Encyclopedia of Canadian fishes. Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian Sportfishing Productions Inc. Singapore. (Ref. 12204)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 4.1 - 10.1, mean 6.8 °C (based on 180 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .