Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chironemidae
Etymology: Chironemus: Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, nema = filament.
Fully sympatric with Chironemus bicornis (Steindachner, 1898), but not the sister species (Burridge et al. 2006).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?
Southeastern Pacific: Endemic to Juan Fernández Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found under large boulders, slightly territorial and not aggressive (Ref.89357).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dyer, B.S. and M.W. Westneat, 2010. Taxonomy and biogeography of the coastal fishes of Juan Fernández Archipelago and Desventuradas Islands, Chile. Rev. Biol. Mar. Oceanogr. 45(S1):589-617. (Ref. 89357)
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
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00391 - 0.02676), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .