Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Scopelarchidae
Etymology: Benthalbella: A possible interpretation is related to Greek, benthos = the deep sea + Latin, albus = white; but it is need more information; dentata: dentatus meaning toothed - referring to the unusual arrangement of prominent teeth (Ref. 6885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 98 - 3400 m (Ref. 50550), usually 500 - 1000 m (Ref. 2850). Deep-water; 58°N - 14°N, 153°E - 110°W
Northeast Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80637)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 35929). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 35929).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.2 - 5.3, mean 3.3 (based on 86 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00142 - 0.00847), b=3.16 (2.94 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .