Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Alepocephaliformes
(Slickheads and tubeshoulders.) > Alepocephalidae
Etymology: Leptochilichthys: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 726 m (Ref. 35033), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific: off the coast of Aomori Prefecture, northernmost district of Honshu, Japan (Ref. 35033). Western Central Pacific: off North West Cape, Western Australia (Ref. 75154).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35033)
Mesopelagic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Machida, Y. and M. Shiogaki, 1988. Leptrochilichthys microlepis, a new species of the family Leptochilichyidae, Salmoniformes, from Aomori, northern Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 35(1):1-6. (Ref. 35033)
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
= 0.7500 [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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .