Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Epigonidae
Etymology: Epigonus: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 150 - 880 m (Ref. 31632). Deep-water
Indian Ocean: southern part of the ocean, in seamount chains.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31632)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8. No opercular spines. Teeth present on tongue. Last spine on the first dorsal fin is joined by a membrane to the penultimate spine (Ref. 31632).
A mesobenthic-pelagic species living mainly above the bottom (Ref. 31632). No length type given but assumed to be SL.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Abramov, A.A., 1992. Species composition and distribution of Epigonus (Epigonidae) in the world ocean. J. Ichthyol. 32(5):94-108. (Ref. 31632)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00692 (0.00347 - 0.01380), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 7.3 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Tmax=15; K=0.15).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .