Paratrachichthys trailli  (Hutton, 1875)

Sandpaper fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)
Etymology: Paratrachichthys: Greek, para in the side of + Greek, trachys = rough + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 20 - 500 m (Ref. 72381).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9872)

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Western Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755); Australia (Ref. 4537) [questionable according to Moore, pers. comm.].

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Reported from between depths of 70 m (Ref. 9872) and 327 m (Ref. 58489).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Moore, Jon A. | Collaborators

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00481 - 0.03145), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) .