Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
(Eelpouts and pricklebacks) > Bathymasteridae
Etymology: Bathymaster: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, master, -eros = somebody that research (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Cope.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 825 m (Ref. 6793), usually 35 - 380 m (Ref. 50550). Polar
Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Pacific: East Siberian Sea to eastern Kamchatka and the Commander Islands, Russian and Washington, USA (Ref. 6793); including Hokkaido, Japan (Ref. 37422) and the Sea of Okhotsk (Ref. 48889).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48889); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31682); max. published weight: 370.00 g (Ref. 31682); max. reported age: 9 years (Ref. 31682)
soft rays: 32 - 34. Caudal fin narrow, gently rounded (Ref. 6885). Brown on the dorsal surface with dark markings, lighter ventrally with yellow to orange streaks; yellow on head in some areas and yellow mottling on fins; black blotch on anterior part of dorsal fin for first 3 to 5 rays, conspicuous; pelvic fins dusky and some dark marks on other fins; eyes reputed to be blue (Ref. 6885).
Adults are found offshore on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850); and deeper (to 300 m) than other ronquils (Ref. 48889). Reaches more than 38 cm (Ref. 48889).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 0.4 - 6.8, mean 2.9 °C (based on 881 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5703 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 3.3 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=9).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100).