Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found under stones in the channel of a river during low tide (Ref. 74969). Largest mature individuals caught measure 21.5-31.5 cm TL (Ref. 74969). Viviparous, with variable number of eggs, 4-131 (Ref. 74969).
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Distribution

Northern Sea of Okhotsk.
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Northwestern Pacific: Known only from the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk.
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 89 - 106; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 73 - 89; Vertebrae: 102 - 108
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Size

Max. size

23.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74969)); 31.5 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 92.0 g (Ref. 74969); max. published weight: 154.0 g
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Diagnostic Description

Parietal bones are not connected with each other and are separated by the upper occipital bone throughout their length.
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range 6 - 10 m (Ref. 74969)
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Viviparous (Ref. 74969). In this species, only the left ovary is developed (Ref. 74969).
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Chereshnev, I.A., M.V. Nazarkin and D.A. Chegodaeva 2007 Zoarces fedorovi sp. nova (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) -- a new species of eelpout from the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. J. Ichthyol. 47(8):555-565. (Ref. 74969)
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Wikipedia

Zoarces fedorovi

Zoarces fedorovi is an eelpout in the family Zoarcidae, found only in the northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk.[1]

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