Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Alepocephaliformes
(Slickheads and tubeshoulders.) > Platytroctidae
Etymology: calvala: From the Latin calvus, bald and ala, upper part of arm, alluding to the unscaled pectoral base..
More on authors: Matsui & Rosenblatt.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1000 - 1400 m (Ref. 26038). Deep-water
Western Central Pacific: known only from the Halmahera Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26038)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8-10. Single infracaudal organ, and the cleithral symphysis with a forward-directed spine. A small GO1 present. No lateral line canal on posttemporal bone. Dorsal origin ahead of that of anal by about a fourth of its length. Mouth large, posterior margin of maxillary behind eye. Maxillary slightly shallower than posterior supramaxillary and strongly convex ventrally. Supramaxillaries exposed, not covered by infraorbitals. A row of 8-10 teeth on external lateral face of dentary. A small supraorbital bone present. Pectoral base and adjacent area without scales.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Matsui, T. and R.H. Rosenblatt, 1979. Two new searsid fishes of the genera Maulisia and Searsia (Pisces: Salmoniformes). Bull. Mar. Sci. 29(1):62-78. (Ref. 26038)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00156 - 0.01061), b=3.17 (2.95 - 3.39), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).