Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Chascanopsetta: Greek, chaskanon, -ou = a mask used in classicla Greek theatre with the mouth opened + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 494 - 550 m (Ref. 11412). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 86 - 93;
Vertebrae: 59 - 61. Similar to C. lugubris, but differs from it by lower jaw projecting well beyond the tip of the upper jaw, and the length of the lower, longer than head length. Mandibular membrane very thin, forming distinct gular pouch. Length of upper jaw about equal to head length (Ref. 559). Length of lower jaw on ocular side 22.7-26.5% SL, on blind side 22.2-26.9; depth of caudal peduncle 4.0-4.9% SL (Ref. 10737).
Indo-Pacific: Maldives, Japan and the Ryukyu Trough.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00432 - 0.02315), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .