Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Carapidae
(Pearlfishes) > Pyramodontinae
Etymology: Eurypleuron: Greek, eurys = long + Greek, pleura = near, the side of (Ref. 45335).
Validity of species questionnable: synonym of Eurypleuron owasianum (Matsubara, 1953), or if valid, restricted to Japan (Ref. 80565).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Temperate, preferred ?
Southern Indian and Pacific oceans: South Africa, southeastern Australia, New Zealand, and Sala y Gomez Ridge. Pending a comprehensive study of the group, all disjunct southern populations (south of 20° south latitude) are tentatively referred to E. cinereum, the only species name available for the complex.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5275)
Collected from a deep-tidepool; probably lives offshore (Ref. 5275).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T., 1984. Studies on Echiodon (Pisces: Carapidae), with description of two new Indo-Pacific species. Copeia 1984(2):410-422. (Ref. 5275)
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
= 0.7500 [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .