Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Davidijordania: Because of Davis Starr Jordan (1851-1931), naturalist; he wrote near 50 books and 600 articles and scientific papers about ichthyology in Stanford University; yabei: Named for Dr. Mamoru Yabe, Hokkaido University, in recognition of his numerous contributions to the systematics of marine fishes of the North Pacific Ocean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 80 m (Ref. 75208). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75208)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 100 - 106;
Vertebrae: 118 - 125. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: vertebrae 22-24 + 96-103 = 118-125; gill slit reaching ventrally almost to lower margin of pectoral-fin base; body and tail with distinct cream and reddish brown W-shaped saddles; single interorbital pore (Ref. 75208).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E. and H. Imamura, 2008. Two new gymneline eelpouts (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from Hokkaido, Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 2:59-67. (Ref. 75208)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00042 - 0.00289), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .