Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes
(Swallowers and gulpers) > Saccopharyngidae
Etymology: Saccopharynx: Latin, sacculus = small bag + Greek, pharyngx = pharynx (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Nielsen & Bertelsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1100 - 1500 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water
Eastern Atlantic: one specimen between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde; west of Madeira and off Cape Town, South Africa (Ref. 6718). Western Indian Ocean: north of Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6539)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G. and E. Bertelsen, 1990. Saccopharyngidae. p. 204-205. 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, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 6539)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 1.7 - 2.1, mean 2 °C (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100).