Teleostei (teleosts) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Gyrinomimus: Greek, gyrinos = tadpole + Latin, mimus = imitator (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1400 m (Ref. 5190). Polar; 64°S - 66°S
Southern Ocean: known only from the Lazarev Sea, Antarctica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9791)
Found at depths ranging from the surface up to 1,360 m. At the collection site in the Lazarev Sea, specimens were caught from 1,370-1,400 m. Biology unknown.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R. and O. Gon, 1990. Cetomimidae. p. 222-225. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5190)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax=3-10).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).