Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Scopelarchidae
Etymology: Benthalbella: A possible interpretation is related to Greek, benthos = the deep sea + Latin, albus = white; but it is need more information; dentata: dentatus meaning toothed - referring to the unusual arrangement of prominent teeth (Ref. 6885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 98 - 3400 m (Ref. 50550), usually 500 - 1000 m (Ref. 2850). Deep-water; 58°N - 14°N, 153°E - 110°W
Northeast Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80637)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 35929). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 35929).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.2 - 5.3, mean 3.3 °C (based on 86 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00142 - 0.00847), b=3.15 (2.93 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .