Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Achiropsettidae
Etymology: Neoachiropsetta: Greek, neos = new + Greek, a = without + Greek, chei = hands + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 165 - 1012 m (Ref. 119562), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific: southern New Zealand. Southeast Pacific: off southern Chile. Southwest Atlantic: Argentina, the Falkland Islands (Ref. 4417) and the Burdwood Bank. Southeast Atlantic: Discovery Seamount, off Cape Town (South Africa). Antarctic Indian Ocean: Prince Edward and the Crozet Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5000)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C., 1990. Achiropsettidae. p. 408-413. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5000)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.3 - 11, mean 7 °C (based on 240 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.62 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .