Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes
(Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Rhamphocetichthys: Greek, rhamphos = bill, peak + Greek, ketos = marine monster, whale + Greek, ichthys = fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2100 m (Ref. 9791). Deep-water; 25°N - 25°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Pacific Ocean: Coral Sea and Gulf of California. Also known from the Eastern Central Atlantic.
All captures were made with open nets fishing (Ref. 9791). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Paxton, J.R., 1989. Synopsis of the whalefishes (family Cetomimidae) with descriptions of four new genera. Records of the Australian Museum 41:135-206. (Ref. 9791)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .