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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 348 m (Ref. 76765). Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: western Tasmania, Australia.
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).
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.3 - 13.8, mean 11.9 (based on 19 cells).
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), in cm Total Length, 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) .