Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Serrivomeridae
Etymology: Serrivomer: Latin, serran, serranus, saw + Latin, vomer = ploughshare; in fishes = bone forming the front part of the roof of the mouth (1823) (Ref. 45335); lanceolatoides: Name from Latin 'lanceolatus' meaning spear-like and Greek 'oides' for resembling; referring to its appearance.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 150 - 1000 m (Ref. 12204), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Strait of Gibraltar to Cape Verde in the east and USA to 18°N in the west (Ref. 5237); including Bermuda and a record from off the Scotian shelf (Canada) is based on a larval specimen collected in 1978 (Ref. 12204).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12204)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Common depth of juveniles around 650-850 meters while subadult and adults are deeper in the water column from 800-1000 meters; no indication of diel vertical migration in juveniles and adults (Ref. 94792). Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 12204).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W., 1995. Encyclopedia of Canadian fishes. Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian Sportfishing Productions Inc. Singapore. (Ref. 12204)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.3 - 17.1, mean 11.1 °C (based on 260 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5059 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .