Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 900 - 1200 m (Ref. 81023). Deep-water
Western Central Atlantic: Colombia and Venezuela; north on the seamount of Angular Rise.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81023)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species has the following characters: D I + I + 9, A 6, P 17, V I + 5, C I + 3 + 3 + I; massive body, flattened, but not strongly compressed dorsoventrally; 2 filiform illicia on the head, with the anterior one much longer; spines on head low, blunt, and covered with skin; dermal outgrowths on the skin; body brown with light patterned shadows (Ref. 81023)
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M. and E.I. Kukuev, 2009. New findings of rare fish species from families Mitsukurinidae (Chondrichthyes), Muraenidae, Lophiidae, Macrouridae, and Psychrolutidae (Teleostei) on raises of the Atlantic Ocean with the description of Gymnothorax walvinsensis sp. Nova. J. Ichthyol. 49(3):215-227. (Ref. 81023)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 4.8 - 7, mean 5.6 °C (based on 31 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00918 - 0.04336), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100).