Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Emmelichthys: Greek, emmelyes, -es, -es = harmonious + Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek,ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Heemstra & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 180 - 428 m (Ref. 5515), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Pacific Ocean: Pacific coast of southern Japan, the northern part of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge, Hawaiian Islands, and Australia. Reported from Malaysia (Ref. 5756).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.9 - 19.2, mean 13.5 °C (based on 111 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00644 - 0.04481), b=3.00 (2.77 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax > 3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .