Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cheilodactylidae
Etymology: Nemadactylus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, daktylos = finger (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9492)
Western Indian Ocean: known only from St. Paul's and Amsterdam Islands. Also reported from Tristan da Cunta Island, Vima Mount in the west coast of South Africa and off Australia and New Zealand.
Feeds on benthic and pelagic organisms.
Smith, M.M. and M.-L. Bauchot, 1984. Cheilodactylidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing Area 51). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, vols. 1-6:pag. var.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00463 - 0.02481), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .