Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Laemonema: Greek, laimos = throat + Greek, nema = filament (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 80 - 1830 m (Ref. 50550). Deep-water; 57°N - 34°N, 130°E - 165°W (Ref. 1371)
North Pacific: central Japan to the Okhotsk to Aleutian Islands and Bering seas.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 40 - 47 cm
Max length : 72.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56410); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 1.5 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 26 years (Ref. 56452)
spines: 0. Eyes relatively small, less than snout length in diameter. Chin barbel absent. Pectoral and pelvic fins reaching beyond level of anal fin origin.
Found in the continental slope (Ref. 1371). Many specimens taken from a whale stomach (Ref. 1371). Gut content of a 3.86 cm SL specimen contained a large number of grasping spines of arrow worms (Chaetognatha spp.), while a 4.01 cm SL specimen contained 6 individuals of the copepod Metridia pacifica (Ref. 87085).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.5 - 3.7, mean 2.1 (based on 183 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00209 - 0.00575), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .