Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Psychrolutidae
Etymology: Ambophthalmos: The name is derived from the Greek adjective 'ambon' (m.) meaning ridge and noun 'ophthalmos' (m.) meaning eye; describing the protruding orbital ridges characteristic of its species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific: NE coast of Macquarie Island (54°S, 159°E); more northerly populations may exist (Ref. 76761)..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38032)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jackson, K.L. and J.S. Nelson, 1999. Ambophthalmos eurystigmatephoros: a new species of fathead sculpin (Scorpaeniformes: Psychrolutidae) from New Zealand. Copeia 1999(2):428-433. (Ref. 38032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 3.5 - 4, mean 3.7 °C (based on 2 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .