Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Plagiogeneion: Greek, plagios = oblique + Greek, geny, genyos, diminutive = face (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 50 - 600 m. Deep-water, preferred ?; 10°N - 40°S, 15°E - 170°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5325); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 35378)
Indo-West Pacific: St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands, Sri Lanka (Ref. 5325), southern Australia, and New Zealand. Southeast Atlantic: Vema Seamount west of Cape Town and off Algoa Bay (Ref. 5325).
Adults occur near the bottom in deep water. Feeds on larger zooplankton (Ref. 3394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00451 - 0.02792), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=10; K=0.33).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .