Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
() > Bathyclupeidae
Etymology: Bathyclupea: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, clupea = sardine. See under "clupea" (Ref. 45335); nikparini: Named for Nikolai Vasil’evich Parin, a leading Russian ichthyologist and a wonderful person.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 505 - 515 m (Ref. 96155). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwestern Pacific: Japan and possibly to the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96155)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 36;
Vertebrae: 31. This species is distinguished by the following characters: lightly colored oral cavity; standard length 4.4 times as great as the maximum body depth and 3.2 times as great as the
head length; dentate ventral branch of the praeoperculum; A 36; developed gill rakers 23-24; last pair of pleural ribs reduced (Ref. 96155).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2014. Taxonomy and distribution of deepsea herring (Bathyclupeidae) in oceans. J. Ichthyol. 54 (8):493-500. (Ref. 122568)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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) .