Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Caristiidae
Etymology: Caristius: Name presumably named after Carystus, a demi-god of Greek mythology.; barsukovi: Named for the well-known Russian ichthyologist and zoogeographer, Vladimir Viktorovich Barsukov (1922-1989).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 490 - 900 m (Ref. 95096), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Atlantic from Namibia to Discovery Seamount.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95096); 21.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: very short gill rakers, more than 2 times length of gill filaments and 7-9 times its orbit; flattened, with two denticles on slightly widened apex, sparsely located on branchial arch (distance between rakers approximately equal to their length); dorsal-fin rays 35-37; anal-fin rays 21-22; gill rakers on first branchial arch 17-18; anterior contour of head is steep; head rather large (with 27-31% SL), its length 3.5 times in SL, as a rule, greater or equal to ventroanal distance; distinct lateral line (Ref. 95096).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kukuev, E.I., N.V. Parin and I.A. Trunov, 2013. Materials for the revision of the family Caristiidae (Perciformes): 3. Manefishes (genus Caristius) from moderate warm waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans with a description of three new species from the southeast Atlantic (C. barsukovi sp. n., C. litvinovi sp. n., C. walvisensis sp. n.). J. Ichthyol. 53(8):541-561. (Ref. 95096)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [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
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .