Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes
(Smelts) > Salangidae
(Icefishes or noodlefishes)
Etymology: Salangichthys: Philippines, salamga, French salangana = the name of a kind of swallow + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Polar; 52°N - 30°N, 99°E - 159°E (Ref. 26213)
Northwest Pacific: eastern Siberia, Japan, Korea and Russia (Ref. 26334).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 1.50 g (Ref. 56557)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Marine species which enters rivers and estuaries (Ref. 26334, 37812).
Roberts, T.R., 1984. Skeletal anatomy and classification of the neotenic Asian salmoniform superfamily Salangoidea (icefishes or noodlefishes). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 43(13):179-220. (Ref. 34809)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00229 (0.00103 - 0.00512), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.57 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 1,300).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .