Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > 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). More on author: Kaup.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 65 - 600 m (Ref. 11230). Deep-water
Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, Sea of Japan, southern Pohai Sea, East China Sea, South China Sea, Indonesia and Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
soft rays: 17. This species is distinguished by the following characters: barbels, 2 on lip and 2 (rarely 1) on the chin; head and body with scattered dusky small spots; upper lateral bony plates of caudal peduncle with antrose spines (Ref. 93228).
Inhabits warm tropical seas along the continental shelf edge and slope and insular areas (Ref. 9771). Benthic (Ref. 75154).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.4 - 22.3, mean 16.3 °C (based on 316 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00280 - 0.01298), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (38 of 100) .