Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); barnardi: Named for Keppel Harcourt Barnard who first described the genus Psednos (Ref. 42989). More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 750 - 1368 m (Ref. 42989). Deep-water
Northwest Atlantic: near southeast slope off New England, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42989)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 47. No coronal pore, 6 preoperculo-mandibular pores, small eye (18% HL), gill slit 1.6 eye diameter, short mouth (cleft reaching to below anterior margin of eye). Caudal part of body unpigmented, skin on chin and lower jaw black.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chernova, N., 2001. A review of the genus Psednos (Pisces, Liparidae) with description of ten new species from the north Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 155(10):477-507. (Ref. 42989)
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
): 3.1 - 3.9, mean 3.6 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .