Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Agonidae
(Poachers) > Agoninae
Etymology: Podothecus: Greek, pous podos = foot + Greek, theke = box (Ref. 45335). More on author: Guichenot.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; oceanodromous; depth range 8 - 432 m (Ref. 50550). Polar; 3°C - 12°C (Ref. 6373)
Northwest Pacific: Japan Sea, south to Kasumi, Japan and Wonsan, Korea; Pacific coast of Hokkaido; Sea of Okhotsk; Avatcha Bay of eastern Kamchatka.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 22 - 24 cm
Max length : 29.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 192.00 g (Ref. 6373); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 56527)
Occurs primarily along the shelf and makes considerable seasonal migrations to its boundary and upper zone of the continental slope where they overwinter (Ref. 6373).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sokolovskaya, T.G., A.S. Sokolovskii and E.I. Sobolevskii, 1998. A list of fishes of Peter the Great Bay (the Sea of Japan). J. Ichthyol. 38(1):1-11. (Ref. 27683)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.7 - 17.9, mean 8.6 (based on 235 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00149 - 0.00968), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .