Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes
(Swallowers and gulpers) > Saccopharyngidae
Etymology: Saccopharynx: Latin, sacculus = small bag + Greek, pharyngx = pharynx (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Nielsen & Bertelsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 1000 m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Canary Islands. Western Atlantic: off Bermuda.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 107 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6539)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G. and E. Bertelsen, 1990. Saccopharyngidae. p. 204-205. 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. 6539)
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
): 8.7 - 16, mean 10.6 °C (based on 11 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .