Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes
(Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Gibberichthyidae
Etymology: Gibberichthys: Latin, gibba = hummbacked + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); pumilus: Named after the juvenile phase of G. pumilus (Moore, pers. comm.).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 320 - 1100 m (Ref. 51655). Deep-water; 30°N - 0°
Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to northern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37039)
Kasidoron, once given family status as Kasidoridae, is the larva of this species (Ref. 6993). Adults found at depths of 320 - 1,100 meters and larvae at 0 - 50 meters (Ref. 51655). Feeds on amphipods and copepods (Ref. 37039).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm, 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.1 - 11.8, mean 9.4 (based on 83 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .