Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Evermannellidae
Etymology: Odontostomops: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, stoma = mouth + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 400 - 1000 m (Ref. 4478). Deep-water
Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean and in the eastern tropical Pacific. Widespread in the Eastern Central Atlantic but recorded mainly between 5°N and south of the equator. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4478)
Mesopelagic at ca. 100-1000 m (Ref. 58302). Larvae (<3 cm SL) and small juveniles are frequently caught in the upper 50 or 100 m. Most adults are usually taken from depths exceeding 400 m but often between 100-400 m (Ref. 4763). Feeds on other midwater fishes. Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 4478).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Johnson, R.K., 1990. Evermannellidae. p. 390-392. 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. 4478)
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
): 2.3 - 10.9, mean 7.7 (based on 619 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00157 - 0.01105), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .