Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cyclopteridae
Etymology: Eumicrotremus: Greek, eu = good + Greek, mikros = little, small + Greek, trema = hole (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 400 m (Ref. 58496), usually 60 - 200 m (Ref. 4701). Polar; -2°C - 3°C (Ref. 4701); 83°N - 42°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 58426)
Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea to Franz Josef Land, Spitzbergen, Greenland, and south along North American coast to Massachusetts (Ref. 48811); including Iceland and Norway (Ref. 4701); Canadian Arctic to Hudson Bay in Canada (Ref. 7251).
Inhabits stony bottoms (Ref. 4701). Benthic species. Feeds on crustaceans, oikopleura and fishes (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 1986. Cyclopteridae. p. 1269-1274. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. III. (Ref. 4701)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.00888 - 0.06186), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax=3-10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .