Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Magadanichthys: Name from 'Magadan' and 'ichthys' (fish in Greek).; skopetsi: Named for Dr. M.B. Skopets.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 58361). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Russia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55721); 10.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is characterized by the following: suborbital bones 5; suborbital canal with 6-8 small pores; first epibranchial fan-shaped; palatopterygoid series reduced; supraoccipital broadly contacting exoccipital; posttemporal with weak ventral ramus; upper lip continuous at symphysis; palatine teeth, pelvic fins, and scales present; incomplete lateral line with only a few free neuromasts or, if present, its configuration mediolateral, absent on posterior half of body; vertebrae 18-22 + 78-83=97-104; oval and pale spots arranged along ventral half of body (Ref. 58361).
Occurs in the littoral zone influenced by brackish waters; collected from under stones exposed at low tide. Female individuals collected contained ripe eggs (diameter ca 3 mm); 41-73 eggs (Ref. 55721).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shinohara, M., M.V. Nazarkin, M. Yabe and I.A. Chereshnev, 2006. Magadanichthys, a replacement name for the zoarcid fish genus Magadania (Actinopterygii: Perciformes), with notes on new specimens from Russia. Species Diversity 11:93-97. (Ref. 58361)
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
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .