Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Psednos: Greek, psednos, -e, -on = rare (Ref. 45335); whitleyi: Named for Gilbert P. Whitley (1903-1975), well known Australian ichthyologist, formerly Curator of the fish collection in the Australian Museum, Sydney. More on authors: Stein, Chernova & Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 920 m (Ref. 42734). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: off northwest Tasmania, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42734)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 41;
Vertebrae: 56. Caudal-fin rays 6; 3 pectoral radials, two upper radials notched, a large fenestra between them; depth at occiput 106% HL; gill opening extending ventrally in front of 4-5 pectoral-fin rays; opercular lobe small but distinct, protruding as a right angle; tongue light dusky; orobranchial cavity dusky, black-dotted; peritoneum and stomach black, anterior part of intestine dark brown to black; pyloric caeca short, similar in length, 3.5-4.5% SL, all dark-dotted; gill arches without melanophores (Ref. 42734).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., N.V. Chernova and A.P. Andriashev, 2001. Snailfishes (Pisces: Liparidae) of Australia, including descriptions of thirty new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. 53:341-406. (Ref. 42734)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00262 - 0.02523), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 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 vulnerability (15 of 100) .