Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Notosudidae
Etymology: Ahliesaurus: Because of Dr. Ernest Ahli, born in Berlin, 1898 + Greek, sauros =lizard (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water; 43°N - 18°N, 105°E - 110°W
Indo-West Pacific: widely distributed in the tropical waters. Eastern Pacific: off central Baja California, Mexico (Ref. 35934).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Meso- and bathypelagic ; larvae at 0-600 m, adults at ca. 200-2000 m (Ref. 58302). Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 35934). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35934).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 3.1 - 10.4, mean 5.6 °C (based on 108 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100).