Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Trachichthyiformes
(Roughies) > Anomalopidae
Etymology: Kryptophanaron: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, phaneros = visible (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Silvester & Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 25 - 200 m (Ref. 9710), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Atlantic: Greater Antilles and the Cayman Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits steep drop-offs (Ref. 7251). Observed only on moonless nights (Ref. 9710). Moves to deep water during the day and ascends to near top of drop-offs at night (Ref. 26938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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
): 23.3 - 27.5, mean 26.3 °C (based on 36 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .