Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae
(Cutlassfishes) > Lepidopinae
Etymology: Evoxymetopon: Greek, eu = good + Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, metopon = brow (Ref. 45335); macrophthalmus: Specific name refers to the large eye of the species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Deep-water, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: off Okinawa I., Ryukyu Is., Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 162 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58273)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 94. Distinguished from other species with the following characters: upper head profile convex; posterior confluence of frontal ridges not elevated at the nape, resulting in the absence of the sagittal crest; eye 4.5 times in HL; lower hind margin of opercle broadly rounded; pelvic fins reduced to scalelike structure with 2 soft rays on posterior process of basipterygium, its origin below 9th dorsal-fin element; first anal spine single, oval, scalelike, and originating a short distance behind vent (opposite the 34th dorsal-fin soft ray), anterior anal-fin soft rays minute and embedded, barely penetrating skin and not visible externally, while posterior fin supporting rays enlarged and visible externally; anal-fin rays 15, externally visible; dorsal-fin elements 90, 1st spine elongate, sword-shaped, and finely ribbed; pectoral fin rays 12, with shorter anterior and longer posterior rays extending above the lateral line; first gill arch with upper gill rakers 9; vent at about 50% TL; total vertebrae 94; horizontal distance between posterior margin of eye and origin of first dorsal-fin spine short (8.5% HL); preanal length (PL) 49% TL; HL 27.5% PL; upper jaw length 9.5% PL; predorsal length 21% PL (Ref. 58273).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chakraborty, A., T. Yoshino and Y. Iwatsuki, 2006. A new species of scabbardfish, Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus (Scombroidei: Trichiuridae), from Okinawa, Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 53(2):137-142. (Ref. 58273)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00288 (0.00114 - 0.00731), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .