Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Bramidae
Etymology: Eumegistus: Greek, eu = good + Greek , megistos, -e, -on = very big, powerfull (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 384 - 1317 m (Ref. 82736). Deep-water; 29°N - 16°S, 95°W - 32°W
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Carribean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. Southwest Atlantic: Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Bahia, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 3.1 kg (Ref. 40637)
All adults have been taken from off large islands (Ref. 4936). Meso/bathypelagic species (Ref. 82736). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans, cephalopods and worms (Ref. 82736).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gomes, J., 1990. Bramidae. p. 758-764. 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). JNCT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 6.1 - 12.5, mean 8.4 (based on 88 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00702 - 0.03115), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .