Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Caristiidae
Etymology: Platyberyx: Name from the Greek 'platy' meaning flat and Beryx, a genus of beryciform fishes.; andriashevi: Named for Anatolii Petrovich Andriashev (1910-2009), a well known Russian ichthyologist, a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the former Soviet Union.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 48 - 2200 m (Ref. 94277), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 57°N - 5°S (Ref. 94277)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93123); 15.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 22;
Vertebrae: 36 - 39. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 14-16 + 22-24 = 36-39;
dorsal-fin rays 31-35; anal-fin rays 20-22; further distinguished from all congeners, except P. paucus and P. pietschi>, by having laterally flattened, bladelike ventral procurrent caudal rays, and an anteriorly directed hook-like process on the third posteriormost ventral procurrent caudal ray (Ref. 94277).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013. Revision of the manefish genera Caristius and Platyberyx (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Caristiidae), with description of five new species. Copeia 2013(3):415-434. (Ref. 94277)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.1 - 14, mean 8.6 °C (based on 426 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .