Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chiasmodontidae
Etymology: Chiasmodon: Name from the Greek 'chiasmos' which means diagonally arranged, and 'odous' for tooth or teeth.; pluriradiatus: Named for Robert James Lavenberg, American ichthyologist.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 230 - 1600 m (Ref. 82429). Deep-water, preferred ?
Atlantic, Indian, Southest Pacific, tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, from 32°N-11°S, 20°W-77°W; in the western Indian from 12°S-32°S, 60°W-58°E; in the southern Pacific from 25°S-38°S, 167°W-179°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82429)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 44 - 45. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the number of pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (vs. 12-14); fangs on premaxillary head 2 (vs. 1); with tiny dermal spinules on body of specimens larger than 48.7 mm present (vs. absent); it further differs from C. asper by supraorbital canal pores 8 (vs. 9) (Ref. 82429).
Found in the meso- to bathypelagic zones, with adults more frequently collected below 900 m (Ref. 82429).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2008. Two new species of swallowerfishes of the genera Chaismodon and Kali (Chiasmodontidae). J. Ichthyol. 48(3):209-216. (Ref. 76904)
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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00406 - 0.02827), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), 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 (17 of 100) .