Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Scopelarchidae
Etymology: Benthalbella: A possible interpretation is related to Greek, benthos = the deep sea + Latin, albus = white; but it is need more information. More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - ? m. Deep-water; 35°S - 69°S
Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere from about 40°S to Antarctica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5174)
Adults mesopelagic (below 500 m); larvae in upper 200 m (Ref. 5174).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Post, A., 1990. Scopelarchidae. p. 134-135. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5174)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.1 - 2.7, mean 1.9 °C (based on 619 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.67 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .