Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Gymnelus: Gymnelus, derived from Greek, gymn?los (Latinized Greek) = poor, needy (akin to Greek gymnos for destitute (E. Spencer, pers.comm. 09/13).; obscurus: Named for its dark color (Ref. 36338). More on author: Chernova.
This species is probably a synonym of Gymnelus viridis Le Danois, 1913 according to Mecklenburg et al. (2011: Ref. 86838:124). Treated as such in in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2013: Ref. 93826). Please send references or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 51 m (Ref. 50610). Polar
North Pacific: Bering Sea (Providence Bay and Gulf of Anadyr).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36338)
Morphology | Morphometrics
complete supratemporal commissure; large gill opening, small eye, wide interorbital distance and intense pigmentation.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N.V., 2000. Four new species of Gymnelus (Zoarcidae) from the Far Eastern Seas with genus diagnosis and key to species. J. Ichthyol. 40(1):1-12. (Ref. 36338)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00042 - 0.00287), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax=3-10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .