Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Chlorophthalmidae
Etymology: Chlorophthalmus: Greek, chloros = green + Greek, ophthlamos = eye (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poll.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 240 - 270 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 3166)
Inhabits deep water of the continental shelf (Ref. 3166).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sato, T. and T. Nakabo, 2002. Paraulopidae and Paraulopus, a new family and genus of aulopiform fishes with revised relationships within the order. Ichthyol. Res. 49(1):25-46. (Ref. 41636)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.9 - 14.4, mean 11.6 °C (based on 10 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00153 - 0.00821), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .