Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae
(Pricklebacks) > Stichaeinae
Etymology: Stichaeus: Greek, stix, -ichos = row (Ref. 45335); fuscus: Named for its dark body color.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 75 m (Ref. 51666). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Southern Sea of Okhotsk off Aniva Bay, Hokkaido, and southern Kuril Islands to Sea of Japan off central Honshu and Peter the Great Bay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28170); 7.9 cm SL (female)
Found in coastal waters (Ref. 51666). Reported depth range, 35-60 (Ref. 28170).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miki, T. and S. Maruyama, 1986. New and rare stichaeid fishes from the Okhotsk Sea. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 32(4):400-408. (Ref. 28170)
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
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.3 ±0.2 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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .