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Plagiogeneion rubiginosum  (Hutton, 1875)

Rubyfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Etymology: Plagiogeneion: Greek, plagios = oblique + Greek, geny, genyos, diminutive = face (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 500 m (Ref. 115123).   Deep-water; 22°S - 40°S, 14°E - 170°E

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Indo-West Pacific: St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands, southern Australia, and New Zealand. Southeast Atlantic: Vema Seamount west of Cape Town and off Algoa Bay, and Walvis Bay in Namibia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5325); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115123); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 35378)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Rosy pink in color, brownish dorsally, silvery below; fins red, tips of caudal fin blackish (Ref. 5325).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur near sandy or muddy bottom in deep water. Feeds on larger zooplankton (Ref. 3394). Marketed fresh or frozen and proves to be an excellent foodfish (Ref. 115123).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Heemstra, P.C., 2016. Emmelichthyidae. pp. 2526-2533. In K.E. Carpenter and N. De Angelis (eds.). The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Vol. 4: Bony fishes part 2 (Perciformes to Tetradontiformes) and sea turtles. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes, Rome, FAO. pp. 2343-3124. (Ref. 115123)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9 - 19.7, mean 14.2 (based on 63 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00461 - 0.02857), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, 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; tm=3-4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.