Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Epigonidae
Etymology: Epigonus: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335); trunovi: Named for the prominent Russian ichthyologist, Ivan Andreevich Trunov (1936-2005) who made great contributions to the knowledge of the ichthyofauna of the Southern Atlantic.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range - 415 m (Ref. 93131), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southeastern Atlantic, Valdivia Banka and Walvis Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93131)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: DI,8, branched rays; DII; A,10, gill rakers
in outer row on first arch 32-33; pyroric caeca 15-18; scales in lateral line 48-50; no teeth on tongue; opercular spine, and developed process of maxillare, with dark orobranchial cavity, wide interorbital space (8.9-10.5% SL) and relatively low body (17.4-18.7% SL); attains comparatively large size (not less than 225 mm SL) (Ref. 93131).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parin, N.V., A.M. Prokofiev and S. Bussarawit, 2012. Two new species of the genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. J. Ichthyol. 52(3):239-243. (Ref. 93131)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .