Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Chironemidae
Etymology: Chironemus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, nema = filament.
Fully sympatric with Chironemus bicornis (Steindachner, 1898), but not the sister species (Burridge et al. 2006).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Southeastern Pacific: Endemic to Juan Fernández Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found under large boulders, slightly territorial and not aggressive (Ref.89357).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dyer, B.S. and M.W. Westneat, 2010. Taxonomy and biogeography of the coastal fishes of Juan Fernández Archipelago and Desventuradas Islands, Chile. Rev. Biol. Mar. Oceanogr. 45(S1):589-617. (Ref. 89357)
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
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00388 - 0.02580), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .