Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes
(Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Eutaeniophorus: Greek, eu = good + latin, taenia = stripe + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 58302). Deep-water; 35°N - 25°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6619)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters; except eastern Central Pacific. Eastern Atlantic: four records between 25°N and 5°S. Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel (Ref. 6619).
Adults probably bathypelagic, young from 10-200 m (Ref. 6533). Feed on copepods (Ref. 6714). Observed hovering vertically (Ref. 6619). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36689).
Bertelsen, E., 1990. Eutaeniophoridae. p. 610. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .