Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Malakichthyidae
Etymology: pacificus: Named for its distribution in the Pacific Ocean..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 500 m (Ref. 37257). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and off Samoa Is., Fiji, Tuvalu and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: lower jaw with a row of conical teeth posterior to a canine tooth near symphysis; absence of basioccipital fossa; proximal-middle radial of first anal-fin pterygiophore with no concavity on anterior surface; pectoral-fin rays 15; first gill arch with 14-15 gill rakers on lower arm; lateral-line scales 49-51 (Ref. 123567).
Apparently occurs on rocky slopes of islands and seamounts (Ref. 37257).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yamanoue, Y., 2016. Revision of the genus Verilus (Perciformes: Acropomatidae) with a description of a new species. J. Fish Biol., 89(5):2375-2398. (Ref. 123567)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12.9 - 22.9, mean 18.8 °C (based on 124 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00180 - 0.01212), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .