Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Paraulopidae
Etymology: Paraulopus: Paraulopus refers to a taxon related to Aulopus, both being included in the Aulopiformes..
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 322 - 375 m (Ref. 49923). Deep-water, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge and the Emperor Seamounts.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 42 - 44. Second and third dorsal fin rays very elongated, prolonged filamentously, extending when depressed well beyond adipose fin in males, not quite reaching adipose fin in females (Ref. 49923). Sexually dimorphic in dorsal and caudal fin coloration: dorsal fin with a black upper margin broader in males than in females; caudal fin white with a black posterior margin on each lobe in males, black margin absent in females (Ref. 49923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sato, T. and T. Nakabo, 2003. A revision of the Paraulopus oblongus group (Aulopiformes: Paraulopidae) with description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res. 50(2):164-177. (Ref. 49923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00151 (0.00055 - 0.00420), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .