Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Liparis: Greek, liparos = fat (Ref. 45335); pulchellus: From the Latin pulchellus, meaning 'pretty' (Ref. 27436). More on author: Ayres.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 9 - 183 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 63°N - 37°N, 169°E - 121°W
Northeast Pacific: southeastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to Monterey Bay, central California. Specimens reported from Peter the Great Bay and Aniva Bay are not Liparin pulchellus.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feed on crustaceans and polychaete worms (Ref. 6885). Taken by shrimp trawlers operating down to 92 m (Ref. 6885).
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 4.1 - 9.3, mean 6.5 (based on 146 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00217 - 0.00962), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 3.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.30; Fec=940).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .