Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Moridae
Etymology: Laemonema: Greek, laimos = throat + Greek, nema = filament (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poll.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 618 m (Ref. 31160), usually 300 - ? m (Ref. 1371). Deep-water; 8°N - 8°S, 13°W - 12°E (Ref. 1371)
Eastern Atlantic: in tropical waters.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89108)
soft rays: 60 - 66. Eye large, its diameter greater than snout length. First dorsal fin with moderately elongated filament; pectoral fins reaching to rear level or anal fin origin. Color is generally light brown, lighter ventrally (Ref. 1371). Body elongated; rather slender. Head slightly compressed; mouth large and broad. Lateral line is conspicuous, anteriorly slightly curved upward (Ref. 45854). Also Ref. 6606.
Most abundant around 300 m over soft bottom (Ref. 1371). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 26999.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.7 - 11, mean 8.8 (based on 11 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00266 - 0.00685), b=3.16 (3.02 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .