Teleostei (teleosts) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Cetomimus: Greek, ketos = a marine monster, whale + Greek, mimos, ou = imitator (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Goode & Bean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 750 - 2300 m (Ref. 6532). Deep-water
Eastern Atlantic: only one specimen was reported from the Gulf of Guinea. Elsewhere, reported from the northwest Atlantic, Indian, central and southeast Pacific oceans.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6532)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R. and D.J. Blake, 1990. Cetomimidae. p. 607-608. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Parisl. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6532)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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