Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Artediellus: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jordan, Evermann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 35 - 900 m (Ref. 35388). Temperate; -2°C - 4°C (Ref. 35388); 80°N - 41°N, 71°W - 41°E
Northwest Atlantic: Greenland and Canada to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. Northeast Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes, Novaya Zemlya (but not White Sea) in Russia, southern part of Barents Sea, Scandinavian coast to Skagerrak, the Orkneys in Scotland, and Ireland.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388); 10.6 cm SL (female); common length : 10.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4698)
Gill membranes joined to each other under the throat, lateral line scales without bony knobs. Upper spine of the front gill cover curved upwards (Ref. 35388).
Occur on sandy or muddy bottoms (Ref. 4698). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feed on polychaetes, small mollusks and very rarely small crustaceans (Ref. 4698). Lives at temperatures of -1.7-4°C. Females lay 50-350 eggs with a diameter of 4mm in late summer (Ref. 35388).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fedorov, V.V., 1986. Cottidae. p. 1243-1260. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4698)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.4 - 7.4, mean 3 (based on 1117 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00341 - 0.01686), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=50).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .