Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Zoarcoidei
(Eelpouts and pricklebacks) > Neozoarcidae
("Largemouth kissing eelpouts")
Etymology: Zoarchias: Greek, zoarkes, -es = that gives life (Ref. 45335); macrocephalus: From the Greek word meaning "long head", referring to the relatively big head.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 75056). Subtropical
Western Pacific: known only from Ago Bay, Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75056)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kimura, S. and A. Sato, 2007. Descriptions of two new pricklebacks (Perciformes: Stichaeidae) from Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 1:67-79. (Ref. 75056)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .