Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Argentiniformes
(Marine smelts) > Opisthoproctidae
(Barreleyes or spookfishes)
Etymology: Dolichopteryx: Greek, dolichos = long + Greek, pteryx, = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 675 - 900 m (Ref. 26291). Deep-water
Atlantic Ocean: in sub-Antarctic waters. Also known from the Indian Ocean and Southeast Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26291)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species has shape of eye that is tubular, no adipose fin; has the origin of anal fin before end of the dorsal fin base; and, no longitudinal brownish band below eyes (Ref. 58272).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Trunov, I.A., 1997. The species of the Opisthoproctidae family from the Southern Atlantic Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 37(9):810-814. (Ref. 26291)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.7 ±0.1 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .