Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Samaridae
Etymology: chesterfieldensis: Named for the Chesterfield Plateau, where the holotype and most paratypes were collected..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 169 - 225 m (Ref. 83388). Tropical
Western Pacific: Chesterfield and Bellona plateaus.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83388)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 51 - 59. This species is characterized by the following: caudal peduncle with 3-5 spines along both dorsal and ventral margins; caudal fin rays bifurcated except upper- and lowermost 2 (rarely 1) simple rays; shallow body depth 2.82-3.20 in SL (Ref. 83388).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mihara, E. and K. Amaoka, 2004. Pleuronectiform fishes from New Caledonian waters. Five species of the samarid genera Plagiopsetta and Samaris (Samaridae). in Marshall, B. & Richer de Forges, B. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, volume 23. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 191:611-635. (Ref. 83388)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 19.8 - 23.2, mean 20.6 °C (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).