Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes
(Dories) > Grammicolepididae
(Grammicolepidids) > Macrurocyttinae
Etymology: Macrurocyttus: Greek, makros = great + Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity. More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 878 m (Ref. 40966), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: Philippines (Ref. 40966) and Australia (Ref. 75154).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C., 1999. Macrurocyttidae. Dwarf dories. p. 2258. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 40499)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.1 - 17.2, mean 12.9 °C (based on 84 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.1250 [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
): 3.8 ±0.9 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .