Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Chironemidae
Etymology: Chironemus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, nema = filament. More on author: Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific: Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Benthic species which occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Francis, M.P., 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pac. Sci. 47(2):136-170. (Ref. 8879)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 762 [258, 2,213] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.98 [0.90, 4.86] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [17.2, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.68 [0.28, 1.72] g/100g ; Selenium = 9.77 [3.01, 32.92] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 214 [51, 982] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.21 [1.17, 4.09] mg/100g (wet weight);