Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chironemidae
Etymology: Chironemus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, nema = filament. More on author: Günther.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 9003). Subtropical; 29°S - 47°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand.
Commonly found in kelp and weed areas of shallow rocky reefs exposed to strong surge and wave action (Ref. 33616). Feed on invertebrates and small fishes (Ref. 9003).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 (0.00389 - 0.02568), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .