Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Cottidae
Etymology: Artediellus: Petrus (Peter) Artedi, (10 Mar.) 1705-35 (28 Sep.), a son of a clergyman from Anundsjö named Olaus Arctaedius, in the northern part of Sweden.In 1729 he changed his name from Arctaedius to Arctædi, a name still later simplified to Artedi (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 13 - 598 m (Ref. 58426), usually 13 - 183 m (Ref. 5951). Polar; 84°N - 41°N, 157°W - 34°W (Ref. 117245)
Northwest Atlantic: Labrador in Canada south to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA; around Greenland. Also Arctic Alaska westward to Point Barrow. Northeast Atlantic: Greenland.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); 7.8 cm TL (female)
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 10 - 12. Caudal fin rounded. Light with dark, pale brown or reddish mottling; dorsal fin with small, roundish white blotches on a dark background, especially distinct in males; anal and pectoral fins with dark cross-bars; caudal fin with blotch on base (Ref. 4698).
Found on sand, mud or hard bottoms (Ref. 4698). Benthic; feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 58426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fedorov, V.V., 1986. Cottidae. p. 1243-1260. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4698)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.4 - 9.4, mean 2.4 °C (based on 1178 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00413 - 0.01674), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .