Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Ptereleotridae
Etymology: Nemateleotris: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 25 - 90 m (Ref. 33482), usually 40 - ? m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 16°N - 28°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Pacific Ocean: eastwards to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands.
Occurs in relatively deep water. Found over small patches of sand, rubble, or hard open bottoms of steep seaward reefs. Rarely found in less than 40 m and frequently occurs in pairs. Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (-0.16711 - 0.17489), b=3.12000 (3.03000 - 3.21000), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .