Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Champsodontidae
Etymology: Champsodon: Greek, champso = crocodile, voracious predator + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 335 m (Ref. 30434). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia (Ref. 30434). Recorded from Iskenderun Bay, Turkey probably entered the Mediterranean via ballast water (Ref. 85233).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30434)
(total): 4 - 6;
soft rays: 16 - 21. Chin naked. A row of 5 to 9 pairs of sensory papillae on dorsal surface of head from snout to interorbital. Sensory papillae between eyes not arranged in a semicircle. Ventral margin of pupil indented by tab of iris (Ref 12850).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nemeth, D., 1994. Systematics and distribution of fishes of the family Champsodontidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), with descriptions of three new species. Copeia 1994(2):347-371. (Ref. 30434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 18.2 - 27.8, mean 24.6 (based on 626 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), b=3.11 (2.88 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .