Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Cheilobranchinae
Etymology: Alabes: Greek, alabes, oy = a fish from the Nile, dealing with lampreys (Ref. 45335); bathys: Name from the word bathys, meaning deep; referring to its deep water habitat (Ref. 76765).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 348 m (Ref. 76765). Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76765)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the combination of its moderately large gill opening
(width 3.1-3.7 in HL), somewhat smaller pelvic fin rudiment (width 1.4-1.6 in gill opening) consisting of 2 apparent fin rays in each half, 4 cephalic pores (1 POP, 1 ANP, 2 LP) in the
lateral line system, and its unique colour pattern (Ref. 76765).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: western Tasmania, Australia.
General appearance similar to A. parvula, but is smaller in size and occurs in waters of much greater depth (Ref. 76765).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hutchins, B., 2006. Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .