Teleostei (teleosts) > Trachichthyiformes
(Roughies) > Trachichthyidae
Etymology: Aulotrachichthys: Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 100 m (Ref. 58018). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand and Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Feeds on mid-water crustaceans, squid and fishes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C., A. Stewart, C. Roberts and P. McMillan, 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series No. 19. 279 p. (Ref. 5755)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 14.3 - 20.4, mean 16 °C (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00427 - 0.02691), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.57 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 63.2 [18.5, 188.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.449 [0.211, 0.964] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.5 [16.4, 18.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.813 [0.298, 2.045] g/100g ; Selenium = 8.61 [3.80, 19.66] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 67.4 [17.0, 261.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.745 [0.471, 1.154] mg/100g (wet weight);