Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); mirabilis: Specific name from the Latin word meaning amazing or marvelous (Ref. 42989). More on author: Chernova.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 700 m (Ref. 42989). Deep-water; 40°N -
Northwest Atlantic: east of New Jersey near Alvin Canyon.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42989)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 29;
Vertebrae: 41. Coronal pore present, temporal pores 1+1, large gill slit (47% HL), pectorals without notch ray; large head (29.4% SL), eye 21.2% HL, head and belly black, caudal part of body light, margins of dorsal and anal fins with narrow blackish pigmentation.
Collected between 0-700 m over bottom at 1,370-1,700 m (Ref. 42989).
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
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
): 3.1 ±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) .