Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Anoplogastridae
Etymology: Anoplogaster: Greek, ana = up + Greek, oplon = shield + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335); brachycera: From the main characters of the young specimens which have short temporal and pre-opercular spines.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 31253). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31253)
Pacific and Atlantic: tropical waters, from the Sulu Sea in the western Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico to north of the Bahamas Islands in the western Atlantic (Ref. 50735); off southeastern USA (Moore, pers. comm.).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Paxton, J.R., 1999. Order Beryciformes. Anoplogastridae. Fangtooths. p. 2210. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .