Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Plagiogeneion: Greek, plagios = oblique + Greek, geny, genyos, diminutive = face (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 95 - 390 m (Ref. 9563). Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: restricted to Great Australian Bight.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
A schooling species occurring on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 9563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.7 - 14.8, mean 14.2 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00455 - 0.02767), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 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 (45 of 100) .