Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Jordania: Because of C. Basil Jordan, American zoologist (Ref. 45335). More on author: Starks.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 38 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 58°N - 32°N, 138°W - 117°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
(total): 17 - 18;
soft rays: 22 - 24. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 6885). Color olive green and generously marked with red; six or seven dark saddles across back and another series of dark spots along midside; oblique dark bands across dorsal and pectoral fins; wide dark, and narrow light sinuous bands on head (Ref. 6885).
Eastern Pacific: Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska to Point Lobos, central California, USA.
Occurs in intertidal areas and to 38 m depth, in rocky areas and kelp (Ref. 2850). Frequently hangs vertically on rock faces (Ref. 2850). Active and highly territorial during the breeding season (Ref. 6885).
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. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00270 - 0.01615), b=3.17 (2.95 - 3.39), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .