Teleostei (teleosts) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Carapidae
(Pearlfishes) > Carapinae
Etymology: Onuxodon: Greek, onyx, -ychos = nail + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); albometeori: Name from Latin 'albometeori' for 'white' and 'meteor', referring to the whitish colouration and ver elongated, posteriorly shallowing body..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: SW Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122011)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 135;
Vertebrae: 75. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: body very elongated, its depth 56.9% HL and 6.7% TL at anal-fin origin; head width 40.0% HL; snout length 15.1% HL; precaudal vertebrae 23. Colouration: body uniformly translucent whitish, without black pigmented tail (Ref. 122011).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Koeda, K., 2019. A new pearlfish, Onuxodon albometeori sp. nov. (Ophidiiformes: Carapidae), from Taiwan. Zootaxa 4702(1):6-9. (Ref. 122011)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).