Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Erythrocles: Greek, erythros = red + Greek, kleis, kleidos, anything used to close; collar bone (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Poll & Cadenat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 90 - 300 m (Ref. 2683). Tropical; 34°N - 17°S, 98°W - 14°E
Western Central Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bahamas to Venezuela; also from some islands in the Caribbean like Saint Lucia (Ref. 9626). Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Angola (Ref. 6945); reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217)
Neritic species (Ref. 27000). Adults occur near the bottom, over sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 26999). Feeds on larger zooplankton. Marketed fresh or frozen; also used as fish meal and source of oil. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27000.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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