Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Melamphaidae
(Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Melamphaes: Greek, melan, -anos = black + Greek, amphi = both side (Ref. 45335); parini: Named for the Russian ichthyologist Nikolai Vasil'evich Parin..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 1000 m (Ref. 84880). Deep-water
Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk, west of the Kuril Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by having the following characters: with 2 spines ('spurs') directed downward and laterally on hemal spine of the first caudal vertebra and posttemporal (temporal) spine directed anterodorsally; pelvic fins start in front of the level of pectoral fins; 31 transverse scale rows from nape to the beginning of caudal fin and 26 from the temple; preserved color light (Ref. 84880)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kotlyar, A.N., 1999. Melamphaes suborbitalis (Melamphaidae): osteology, intraspecific structure, distribution, and description of a new species, Melamphaes parini sp. nova. Vopr. Ikhtiol. 39(4):447-459. [In Russian. English translation in J. Ichthyol. v. 39 (no. 6): 421-432.]. (Ref. 84880)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00402 - 0.02488), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .