Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Bregmacerotidae
Etymology: Bregmaceros: Greek, bregma = front of the head + Greek, keras, -atos = horn (Ref. 45335).
The species cannot be distinguished from B. cayorum and is considered invalid tentatively (Torii, 2003, unpublished thesis) (H.Ho, pers.comm. 02/2017).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 450 - 475 m (Ref. 34847). Deep-water
Western Atlantic: Cariaco Trench, Venezuela, Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil (Ref. 47377).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377)
Neritic (Ref. 46075). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 6735).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, S., T. Ozawa and O. Tabeta, 1986. Bregmaceros neonectabanus, a new species of the family Bregmacerotidae, Gadiformes. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 32(4):392-399. (Ref. 34847)
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
): 4.3 - 10.1, mean 4.4 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00164 - 0.00921), b=3.12 (2.90 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .