Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chironemidae
Etymology: Chironemus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, nema = filament. More on author: Steindachner.
Fully sympatric with Chironemus delfini (Porter, 1914), but not the sister species (Burridge et al. 2006).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal, usually 0 - 5 m (Ref. 89357). Subtropical; 25°S - 35°S, 83°W - 76°W (Ref. 89357)
Southeast Pacific: Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fernández Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found perched with pectoral fins on rocks at different angles where they eat mostly small invertebrates (Ref. 89357).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dyer, B.S. and M.W. Westneat, 2010. Taxonomy and biogeography of the coastal fishes of Juan Fernández Archipelago and Desventuradas Islands, Chile. Rev. Biol. Mar. Oceanogr. 45(S1):589-617. (Ref. 89357)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .