Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Trachichthyidae
Etymology: Paratrachichthys: Greek, para in the side of + Greek, trachys = rough + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
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)
Western Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755); Australia (Ref. 4537) [questionable according to Moore, pers. comm.].
Reported from between depths of 70 m (Ref. 9872) and 327 m (Ref. 58489).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.00990 (-0.22967 - 0.24948), b=3.02 (2.89 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (62 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766