Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Lestidiidae
Etymology: Lestidium: Related to Greek, lestes = thief + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); bigelowi: Named in honor of Dr. Henry Bryant Bigelow (Ref. 121468)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 615 m (Ref. 58462), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Originally taken from approximately 650 miles northeast of Madagascar at a depth above 750m.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121468)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 28 - 29. Three luminous organs along the midventral line: one each at ishtmus, between bases of pectoral fins, and between bases of ventral fins and anus (Ref. 121468).
Also Ref. 52915.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Graae, M.J.F., 1967. Lestidium bigelowi, a new species of paralepidid fish with photophores. Breviora 277:1-10. (Ref. 121468)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00039 - 0.00269), b=3.05 (2.82 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .