Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Champsodontidae
Etymology: Champsodon: Greek, champso = crocodile, voracious predator + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 552 m (Ref. 30434). Deep-water; 16°N - 36°S
Indian Ocean: from Yemen, Kenya to eastern Cape, South Africa; also between Seychelles and Mauritius.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111101)
Occurs in great shoals. Moves to the surface at night. Minimum depth range from Ref. 121941.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nemeth, D., 1994. Systematics and distribution of fishes of the family Champsodontidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), with descriptions of three new species. Copeia 1994(2):347-371. (Ref. 30434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.8 - 21.2, mean 15.1 °C (based on 292 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00263 - 0.01096), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .