Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cepolidae
Etymology: Owstonia: Named for Alan Owston (1853?1915), an amateur naturalist, yachtsman and collector of Asian wildlife, notably fishes from Japan and China.; weberi: Named for Max Wilhelm Carl Weber (1852‒1937), best known for his work on Siboga Expedition fishes and mammals.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 183 - 350 m (Ref. 6648). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean from South Africa to Kenya and Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6648)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and G.D. Johnson, 2016. Hidden diversity in deep-water bandfishes: review of Owstonia with descriptions of twenty-one new species (Teleostei: Cepolidae: Owstoniinae). Zootaxa 4187(1):1-103. (Ref. 119093)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 17.8, mean 15.1 (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00237 - 0.01272), b=2.79 (2.58 - 3.00), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .