Teleostei (teleosts) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Lestidiidae
Etymology: Lestidium: Related to Greek, lestes = thief + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 183 - 700 m (Ref. 58302). Deep-water; 23°N - 49°S, 140°E - 153°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121637)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body moderately long, not especially slender; luminescent duct in abdominal cavity unbranched, extending forward to below opercle or before anterior margin of eye; nostrils well before a vertical through posterior end of maxilla; no light organ at anterior margin of orbit; anal-fin rays 26-34; incomplete lateral line, extending only to above the anterior third of anal-fin base; total lateral-line scales are 84-87, with 64-68 large scales, followed by 15-21 smalles scales; branchiostegal membranes and rays entirely black (Ref. 123138).
Meso- or perhaps benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tinker, S.W., 1978. Fishes of Hawaii, a handbook of the marine fishes of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu. 568 p. (Ref. 583)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 9.1 - 18.6, mean 13.3 °C (based on 62 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00088 - 0.00547), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).