Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Caristiidae
Etymology: Platyberyx: Name from the Greek 'platy' meaning flat and Beryx, a genus of beryciform fishes.; mauli: Named for G.E. Maul, a well-known ichthyologist from Portugal,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 849 m (Ref. 93123), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to the coastal zone of Morocco, and off Faroe Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93123)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: teeth on jaws not numerous, small, bristle-shaped, and weak (mobile) and these are located in the anterior parts of the jaws in 2 rows, in the posterior parts, in single rows; vomerine teeth bristle-shaped and numerous (approximately 20); palatine teeth bristle-shaped in 2 rows; gill rakers on the first branchial arch short, flattened, fleshy, with weakly developed spinules, total number 16; oral-branchial cavity dark; pelvic fins attached at a level of the vertical through the posterior margin of the pectoral plate and the distinct oval hollow is behind the pelvic fins anteriorly from the abdominal dermal fissure; dorsal fin with 27 rays, its origin at the vertical through the posterior margin of the orbit; head small (ca. 4 times in SL); orbit diameter less than the caudal peduncle depth (Ref. 93123).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013. Revision of the manefish genera Caristius and Platyberyx (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Caristiidae), with description of five new species. Copeia 2013(3):415-434. (Ref. 94277)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .