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); chilensis: Named for its type locality, Chile.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 315 - 340 m (Ref. 91119), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Southeast Pacific: Off Chile.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91119); 20.8 cm (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by these set of characters: presence of a pungent opercular spine; ribs on the last abdominal vertebra; no tooth on tongue; maxillary mustache-like process blunt; a minute tubercle present on symphysis of lower jaw; pelvic-fin base posterior than a vertical from origin of pectoral fin; gill rakers 8-9 + 20-21 = 29-30; vertebrae 11 + 14; total pored lateral-line scales 51-54 (hypural end 46-49 + caudal fin 4-6); D VII-I, 8-10 (mode 9 soft rays); pectoral-fin rays 16-17; pyloric caeca 6-8; body depth 26.6-31.7 % SL; orbital diameter 12.4-14.9 % SL; lower jaw length 12.8-14.3 % SL; postorbital length 13.4-14.5 % SL; and second anal-fin spine length 18.3-21.3 % SL (Ref. 91119).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Okamoto, M., 2012. Two new species of the genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the South Pacific, with a definition of the Epigonus constanciae group. Ichthyol. Res. 59(3):242-254. (Ref. 91119)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00561 - 0.02698), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (36 of 100) .