Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae
(Pricklebacks) > Xiphisterinae
Etymology: Dictyosoma: Greek, diktyon = net + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335); tongyeongensis: Named for its type locality, Tongyeong.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 93116). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Southern coast of Korea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93116)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 58 - 62;
soft rays: 45 - 47;
Vertebrae: 70 - 74. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D LVIII-LXII,8-10; A II,45-47; 70-74 total vertebrae; dorsal profile of head almost straight; no pelvic fin; 3rd lateral line extends with zigzag from pectoral fin to caudal-fin base; absence of blackish-brown blotches on the head; cheek with a single white oblique band; caudal fin region with many small pale brown rounded spots (Ref. 93116).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ji, H.-S. and J.-K. Kim, 2012. A new species of prickleback, Dictyosoma tongyeongensis (Perciformes: Stichaeidae) from the South Sea of Korea. Zootaxa 3569:55-66. (Ref. 93116)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .