Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes
(Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Gyrinomimus: Greek, gyrinos = tadpole + Latin, mimus = imitator (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1400 m (Ref. 5190). Polar; 64°S - 66°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9791)
Southern Ocean: known only from the Lazarev Sea, Antarctica.
Found at depths ranging from the surface up to 1,360 m. At the collection site in the Lazarev Sea, specimens were caught from 1,370-1,400 m. Biology unknown.
Paxton, J.R. and O. Gon, 1990. Cetomimidae. p. 222-225. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5190)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax=3-10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .