Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes
(Dories) > Cyttidae
Etymology: Cyttus: Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity. More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 350 m (Ref. 9563), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Occurs on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 9563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.7 - 19.8, mean 15.3 °C (based on 143 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00831 - 0.04576), b=3.00 (2.79 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .