Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes
(Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Stephanoberycidae
Etymology: Stephanoberyx: Greek, stephanos = crown + Greek, beryx or berys = a name of a fish, in reference to Berycidae with thin osseus ridges on the head..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 945 - 4777 m (Ref. 51654). Deep-water
Western Atlantic: New England, USA to the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and the Lesser Antilles.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 37108)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults probably abyssal benthic (Ref. 51654).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ebeling, A.W. and W.H. Weed, 1973. Order Xenoberyces (Stephanoberyciformes). In: Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Mem. Sears Found. Mar. Res. (MSFMR), Mem. 1 (pt 6):397-478. (Ref. 31275)
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
): 3.2 - 4.3, mean 4.1 (based on 404 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0625 [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
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .