Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 7 - 64 m (Ref. 11439), usually 10 - 18 m (Ref. 11439). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: Japan to Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 126280); max. published weight: 425.50 g (Ref. 126280)
Found near shore, down to 120 m on sand or sandy mud bottoms (Ref. 11230).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pietsch, T.W. and R. Kishimoto, 1989. Uranoscopus chinensis Guichenot, in Sauvage, 1882, a senior synonym of Uranoscopus flavipinnis Kishimoto, 1987 (Teleostei: Uranoscopidae). Copeia 1989(3):748-750. (Ref. 39351)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 17.9 - 26.8, mean 22.8 °C (based on 268 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00432 - 0.01529), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).