Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Pyrolycus: Greek, pyr = fire + Greek, lykos = wolf (Ref. 45335); moelleri: Named for Dr Peter D. Rask Møller, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 1336 m (Ref. 78451). Deep-water
Southwest Pacific: known only from a hydrothermal vent field on Brothers Seamount, Kermadec Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78451)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 68 - 69;
Vertebrae: 95 - 96. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrate 28+67-68 = 95-96; absence of palatine teeth; 13-14 pectoral fin rays; no occipital pores; 2 postorbital pores (Ref. 78451).
Photographed and collected at dacite lava talus areas on the sandy-ash slopes of the seamount in areas adjacent to aqueous vents. Found in association with two species of shrimp, a crab, and an anthozoan (Ref. 78451).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E., 2006. Studies on the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) of the Southern Hemisphere. XI. A new species of Pyrolycus from the Kermadec Ridge. J. R. Soc. N.Z. 36(2):63-68. (Ref. 78451)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00054 - 0.00305), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 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 vulnerability (43 of 100) .