Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Peristediidae
(Armored searobins or armored gurnards)
Etymology: Satyrichthys: Latin, satyrus = a god or demon, partly human and partly bestial, companion of Bacchus + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); laticeps: Probably named after Haley.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 58 - 300 m (Ref. 93228). Subtropical
Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Sea, Saya de Malha Bank, off Indian coast of southern Africa (including Sri lanka and the Andaman Sea); south to Japan, Taiwan, East China Sea, to Sulu Sea, South China Sea, and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 48.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93228)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 17. This species is distinguished by the following characters: barbels 4 (rarely 3 or 5) lip and 2-5 on the chin; presence of antrose spines on upper lateral bony plates of caudal peduncle; parietal bones unequal in size on midline; dusky spots on dorsal fin absent (Ref. 93228).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kawai, T., 2013. Revision of the peristediid genus Satyrichthys (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) with the description of a new species, S. milleri sp. nov. Zootaxa 3635(4):419-438. (Ref. 93228)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.2 - 26.6, mean 20.2 (based on 464 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00324 - 0.00932), b=3.13 (2.98 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (61 of 100) .