Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes
(Dories) > Zeidae
Etymology: Zenopsis: Particle zen, derived from zao = to give life + Greek, opsis = appearance; stabilispinosa: The specific epithet refers to the fused anal-fin spine of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 209 - 767 m (Ref. 76779). Subtropical
Indo-Pacific: off Western Australia, East China Sea and South China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76779)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32. Distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: pelvic-fin length 1.69-1.79 in HL, in adult specimens greater than 30 cm SL; bony bucklers along bases of spinous and soft-rayed portions of dorsal fin 3-4+5-6; bucklers along ventral body margin anterior to pelvic fin and between pelvic- and anal-fin origins, and along anal-fin base 5-6+6-7+5-6; and vertebrae 32 (13 abdominal + 19 caudal); dorsal fin with 7 spines; and anal fin with first 2 spines movable and 3rd spine immovable, fused with its pterygiophore (Ref. 76779).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nakabo, T., D.J. Bray and U. Yamada, 2006. A new species of Zenopsis (Zeiniformes:Zeidae) from the South China Sea, East China Sea and off Western Australia. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):91-96. (Ref. 76779)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2 - 10.4, mean 9.4 °C (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5781 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00779 - 0.04061), b=2.96 (2.76 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .