Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes
(Sawbellies) > Trachichthyidae
Etymology: Trachichthys: Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Shaw.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 1557 m (Ref. 9872). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9872)
Indo-Pacific: Prevalent off southwest Australia, in the Great Australian Bight, and in the waters off Tasmania, New South Wales and south Queensland.
Found in coastal shallow water (Ref. 9872). Also in Ref. 9137.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kotlyar, A.N., 1980. Systematic and distribution of trachichthyid fishes (Trachichthyidae, Beryciformes) of the Indian ocean. Trudy Inst. Okeanol. 110:177-224. (Ref. 9872)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00707 - 0.03894), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .