Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Barreleyes or spookfishes)
Circumglobal in tropical to temperate waters. Eastern Atlantic: western Ireland to Mauritania and from Sierra Leone to Angola (Ref. 6542). South China Sea (Ref.74511)
spines: 0. Sides of body dark; head below and behind eye sprinkled with large melanophores; snout translucent ventrally, transparent dorsally (Ref. 6597). Anal fin either with 2-3 rudimentary rays or not visible externally (Ref. 6597).
Quéro, J.-C., 1990. Opisthroproctidae. p. 241-243. 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. 6542)
Fisheries: of no interest
AquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 1.5 – 5.7, mean 3.1 (based on 89 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 1.0000 [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.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.6 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .