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: Poromitra: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, mitra = stripe, belt (Ref. 45335); curilensis: The name indicates that the species occurs in the vicinity of the Kuril Islands..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 8000 m (Ref. 83718). Temperate
Northern Pacific: from the Kuril and Japanese islands to the Gulf of Alaska.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83718)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 28 - 29. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with spinulated (without break) posterior and lower edges of praeoperculum; insertion of ventral fins is slightly anterior or level to the vertical of the posterior edge of pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends to the vertical of the posterior edge of the eye; dorsal fin with 12-14 soft rays, anal fin with 8-10; rakers on the first gill arch 27-30; vertebrae 28-29; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 83718).
Seined with non-closing fishing gear in the water horizon of 8000-0 m; and one catch was performed with a dip net near water surface (Ref. 83718).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kotlyar, A.N., 2008. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 2. New species of the group P. crassiceps. J. Ichthyol. 48(5):581-592. (Ref. 83718)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.2 - 2.3, mean 1.7 °C (based on 569 cells).
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
): 3.4 ±0.3 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) .