Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Malacanthidae
(Tilefishes) > Latilinae
Etymology: Branchiostegus: Greek, brangchia = gills + Greek, stego = roof, to cover (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 300 m (Ref. 11230). Temperate
Western Pacific: southern Japan and East China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137)
Inhabits sandy and muddy areas (Ref. 9137, 11230).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yoshino, T., W. Hiramatsu, O. Tabata and Y. Hayashi, 1984. First record of the tilefish, Branchiostegus argentatus (Cuvier) from Japanese waters, with a discussion on the validity of B. auratus (Kishinouye). Galaxea 3:145-151. (Ref. 9867)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.7 - 22.9, mean 18.5 (based on 183 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00576 - 0.02290), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .