Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Chiasmodontidae
Etymology: Chiasmodon: Name from the Greek 'chiasmos' which means diagonally arranged, and 'odous' for tooth or teeth.; pluriradiatus: Named for Robert James Lavenberg, American ichthyologist.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 230 - 1600 m (Ref. 82429), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Atlantic, Indian, Southest Pacific, tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, from 32°N-11°S, 20°W-77°W; in the western Indian from 12°S-32°S, 60°W-58°E; in the southern Pacific from 25°S-38°S, 167°W-179°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82429)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 44 - 45. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the number of pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (vs. 12-14); fangs on premaxillary head 2 (vs. 1); with tiny dermal spinules on body of specimens larger than 48.7 mm present (vs. absent); it further differs from C. asper by supraorbital canal pores 8 (vs. 9) (Ref. 82429).
Found in the meso- to bathypelagic zones, with adults more frequently collected below 900 m (Ref. 82429).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2008. Two new species of swallowerfishes of the genera Chaismodon and Kali (Chiasmodontidae). J. Ichthyol. 48(3):209-216. (Ref. 76904)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00410 - 0.02933), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .