Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); harteli: Named for Karsten Edward Hartel, American ichthyologist of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Ref. 42989). More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1008 m (Ref. 42989). Deep-water; 40°N -
Northwest Atlantic: above the continental slope of eastern North America.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42989)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35;
Vertebrae: 47. No coronal pore, io 6 (5+1), 6 preoperculo-mandibular pores and 1 suprabranchial pore; lower pectoral lobe wide and thick, handlike, 1 pectoral notch ray, gill slit distinctly oblique and short (about equal to eye), large mouth (cleft reaching to below pupil, upper jaw 13.5% SL), caudal part of body unpigmented.
Reported maximum depth at 1258 m (Ref. 120413).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
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) .