Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Liparidae
Etymology: Osteodiscus: Greek, osteon = bone + Gree, diskos = disc shape (Ref. 45335); rhepostomias: Name from Greek, rhepo, incline or slope, and stomias, mouth; referring to the upwardly angled mouth of the species (Ref. 92437).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 2821 m (Ref. 92437). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: known only from the types, collected in the Bounty Trough southeast of New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92437)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 41 - 44. This species is distinguished by the following characters: mouth distinctly oblique, not horizontal; dorsal fin rays 46-47; anal fin rays 41-44; caudal fin rays 10; pectoral fin rays 24; gill opening above pectoral fin and extending ventrally in front of about 9 rays; radials apparently 2 (1+0+0+1) (Ref. 92437).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stein, D.L., 2012. A review of the snailfishes (Liparidae, Scorpaeniformes) of New Zealand, including descriptions of a new genus and sixteen new species. Zootaxa 3588:1-54. (Ref. 92437)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00188 - 0.00970), b=3.19 (2.99 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .