Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Amarsipidae
Etymology: Amarsipus: Greek, a = without + Greek, marsipos = bag (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 30 - 130 m (Ref. 54802). Tropical; 14°N - 20°S, 49°E - 142°W (Ref. 57341)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54802)
Young specimens occur above large depths and almost all adult ones are caught with pelagic trawls at 30-130 m during trawling in the deep scattering layers (except one in the South China Sea where one was caught by a demersal trawl during daylight at 760-800 m). This rare species most likely belong to the migrating interzonal complex of pelagic species (Ref. 54802).
Haedrich, R.L., 1986. Amarsipidae. p. 842. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4409)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .