Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Triacanthodidae
(Spikefishes) > Triacanthodinae
Etymology: Bathyphylax: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, phylax, -akos = wardn, keeper (Ref. 45335). More on author: Myers.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 615 m (Ref. 33352), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: off Kenya, China Sea (off Hong Kong), Australia, and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33352)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tyler, J.C., 1986. Triacanthodidae. p. 887-890. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 6660)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .