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.; paucus: Name from Latin 'paucus' meaning few or little, referring to the unusually low meristics.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
North Central Pacific and Northwestern Atlantic
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94277)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 16;
Vertebrae: 31. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: D 24-26; A15-16; vertebrae 31; no palatine teeth; it differs from all congeners, except P. andriashevi and P. pietschi, by having a 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
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
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .