Actinopterygii (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.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 10 - 2294 m (Ref. 44036). Deep-water, preferred ?
North Pacific. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28981)
Usually live 305 m or more below the surface but move upward in the water at night, sometimes to relatively shallow depths. Are believed to be rapid swimmers, skillful at avoiding nets, which would account for the scarcity of large adults in research collections. Juveniles feed heavily on crustaceans, while adults feed mainly on fish (Ref. 4525).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McAllister, D.E., 1990. A list of the fishes of Canada. Syllogeus No. 64. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ottawa, Canada. 310 p. (Ref. 11980)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5313 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00142 - 0.00847), b=3.15 (2.93 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.86).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .