Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Astrocottus: Greek, astra = ray + Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).
Treated as nomen dubium in Tsuruoka et al., 2008 (Ref. 76844).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 559). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: known only from off Misaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tsuruoka, O., S. Maruyama and M. Yabe, 2008. Revision of the Cottid Genus Astrocottus Bolin (Perciformes: Cattoidei), with the description of a new species from Northern Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 2:25-37. (Ref. 76844)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .