Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Cyclopteridae
(Lumpfishes) > Eumicrotreminae
Etymology: Eumicrotremus: Greek, eu = good + Greek, mikros = little, small + Greek, trema = hole (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 575 m (Ref. 6793). Temperate; 66°N - 46°N
North Pacific: Chukchi Sea and Sea of Okhotsk to Muroran, Hokkaido (Japan), Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain and Puget Sound, Washington, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 100.00 g (Ref. 56527)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8 - 10. Caudal narrow and rounded; pectorals with a long base extended to ventral surface, all rays slightly exserted, ventral ones more so; pelvic fins with rays ossified and modified to support all of a large adhesive disc with thickened fringed margin (Ref. 6885). Light to dark green, sometimes light brown dorsally; light brown or plum ventrally; lips lavender; tubercles in males dull orange or reddish brown; tubercles in females are larger and more numerous and pale green (Ref. 6885).
Commonly inshore; often found at low tide attached to rocks (Ref. 2850).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.9 - 7.1, mean 4.2 °C (based on 388 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.00785 - 0.05563), b=3.03 (2.79 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.42 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .