Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Archistes: Derived from Greek, arche, -es, archi, the beginning, first, leader (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Gilbert & Burke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 200 m (Ref. 58496). Subtropical; 60°N - 26°N, 150°E - 107°W
North Pacific: Petrel Bank (Bering Sea) and the Kuril Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51886); 15.9 cm SL (female); max. published weight: 110.00 g (Ref. 51886)
(total): 9 - 10;
soft rays: 22 - 23. Light olive dorsally, tinged with salmon or pinkish; marked with dark saddles, bars, marbling, and spots in blue, yellowish brown, carmine, orange and pink; whitish on breast and belly; soft dorsal fin with broad bars of brownish yellow or green with light blue intervals; pelvic fin whitish in females, blue-black in males (Ref. 43939).
Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 50610.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K. Thorsteinson, 2002. Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. xxxvii +1037 p. (Ref. 43939)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 3.4 - 8, mean 4.2 (based on 39 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00302 - 0.01661), b=3.13 (2.93 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .