Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes
(Dories) > Zeniontidae
Etymology: Capromimus: Latin, capra = goat + Latin, mimus = imitator.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 87 - 500 m (Ref. 27073). Deep-water; 33°S - 53°S, 165°E - 173°W
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand only.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27073)
Minimum depth reported at 87 m (Ref. 58489)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Amaoka, K., K. Matsuura T. Inada, M. Takeda, H. Hatanaka and K. Okada (eds.), 1990. Fishes collected by the R/V Shinkai Maru around New Zealand. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 410 p. (Ref. 27073)
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
): 9.2 - 14.6, mean 13 °C (based on 41 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.8 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 35.9 [16.8, 102.4] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.327 [0.170, 0.695] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.2 [14.6, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.485 [0.207, 1.088] g/100g ; Selenium = 9.71 [3.28, 23.75] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 110 [20, 647] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.482 [0.287, 0.853] mg/100g (wet weight);