Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Etelinae
Etymology: Randallichthys: After John Randall, marine biologist, Bishop Museum of Hawaii; he worked in systematic ichthyology with fishes of Indopacific region + Greek, ichthys = fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 150 - 300 m (Ref. 55). Deep-water; 31°N - 28°S, 124°E - 149°W (Ref. 55)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821); common length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821)
soft rays: 9. Head blunt. Interorbital space flat. Eye large. Preorbital bone relatively narrow. Snout short. Lower jaw protruding. Pectoral fins short, not reaching level of anus. Lower lobe of caudal fin with some rays excessively produced and filamentous in young. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Overall color rosy red with a yellowish tinge; the dorsal fin grayish, the outer edge of its spinous portion black; the outer edge of the pelvic fins also black.
Pacific Ocean: known only from the Hawaiian Islands, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, and Okinawa, Japan but probably widespread in the area. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). Eastern Indian Ocean: Scott Reefs, northwestern Australia (Ref. 82665).
Adults are found on rocky bottoms in relatively deep water (Ref. 55). Marketed fresh (Ref. 55).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00580 - 0.02997), b=2.94 (2.75 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .