Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Lepidion: Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 750 - 800 m (Ref. 57178). Subtropical; 44°N - 32°N, 32°W - 6°W
Eastern Atlantic: Azores, Madeira, Portugal, and west coast of Spain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 81.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4774)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., 1979. Eretmophoridae. p. 322-326. In J.C. Hureau and Th. Monod (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean, CLOFNAM, Volume 1. Unesco, Paris. (Ref. 2729)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 3.4 - 4.9, mean 4.3 °C (based on 25 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00202 - 0.00783), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100).