Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Cottidae
Etymology: Abyssocottus: Greek, abyssos, deep, depth + Greek, kottos, a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Berg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 120 - 1600 m (Ref. 26334), usually 460 - 500 m (Ref. 42042). Deep-water
Asia: Endemic to Lake Baikal, Russia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 8.8, range 9 - 9 cm
Max length : 12.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42042); 13.2 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 51998)
Eggs very large, up to 4.25 mm. About 20 eggs in each ovary.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Berg, L.S., 1965. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 3, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). (Ref. 2058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00391 - 0.01613), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 4.4 ( 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 (tm=5; tmax=12; Fec=40; K=0.3).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100).