Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Merlucciidae
(Merluccid hakes) > Merlucciinae
Etymology: Lyconus: From Lykon, a Trojan warrior slain by Peneleus; mythology.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 150 - 997 m (Ref. 12204). Deep-water; 60°N - 30°S, 68°W - 14°E
Northwest Atlantic: off Canada. Northeast Atlantic: southwest of Ireland, Madeira, and off Saharian coasts (Ref. 6524).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58452)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Rare species (Ref. 12204, 58452) found on the muddy slope of the continental shelf (Ref. 6524). Juveniles are captured from 150-700 m depth range (Ref. 58452). Biology unknown (Ref. 12204). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 58452.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W., 1995. Encyclopedia of Canadian fishes. Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian Sportfishing Productions Inc. Singapore. (Ref. 12204)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.8 - 11.4, mean 10.2 (based on 42 cells).
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
): 4.2 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .