Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Notosudidae
Etymology: Luciosudis: Latin, lucius = pike + Latin, sudis = esox, fish of the Rhine, cited by Plinius 9.15; it also means "stake" (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 800 m (Ref. 6602). Deep-water
Circumglobal in the temperate and bordering subtropical parts of the southern Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans, subtropical convergence (Ref. 47377). Larvae found in the western Indian Ocean northward to about 15°S (Ref. 6602).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6552)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Neritic-oceanic, mesopelagic species. May be sexually mature at 18.5 cm SL (Ref. 6552).
Synchronous hermaphrodites, ascend to pelagic oceanic water for spawning (Ref. 47377).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Krefft, G., 1990. Notosudidae. p. 361-364. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 6552)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 1.9 - 9.9, mean 7.2 °C (based on 255 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00295 (0.00122 - 0.00712), b=3.18 (2.96 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100).