Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Artediellus: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 13 - 598 m (Ref. 58426), usually 13 - 183 m (Ref. 5951). Polar; 84°N - 41°N, 157°W - 34°W (Ref. 117245)
Northwest Atlantic: Labrador in Canada south to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA; around Greenland. Also Arctic Alaska westward to Point Barrow. Northeast Atlantic: Greenland.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); 7.8 cm TL (female)
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 10 - 12. Caudal fin rounded. Light with dark, pale brown or reddish mottling; dorsal fin with small, roundish white blotches on a dark background, especially distinct in males; anal and pectoral fins with dark cross-bars; caudal fin with blotch on base (Ref. 4698).
Found on sand, mud or hard bottoms (Ref. 4698). Benthic; feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fedorov, V.V., 1986. Cottidae. p. 1243-1260. 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. 3. (Ref. 4698)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.4 - 9.4, mean 2.4 (based on 1178 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00431 - 0.01683), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 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 (30 of 100) .