Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Sigmistes: Taken from the name of the letter "S, sigma" (Ref. 45335). More on author: Schultz.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 45337). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Urup Island, Kuril Islands. Northeast Pacific: Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45337)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in a rocky tide pool with kelp beds (Ref. 45337).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yabe, M., A. Soma and K. Amaoka, 2001. Icelinus pietschi sp. nov. and a rare species, Sigmistes smithi, from the southern Kuril Archipelago (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae). Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):65-70. (Ref. 45337)
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
= 0.7500 [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 (21 of 100) .