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Erythrocles schlegelii  (Richardson, 1846)

Japanese rubyfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Etymology: Erythrocles: Greek, erythros = red + Greek, kleis, kleidos, anything used to close; collar bone (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal, usually 215 - 300 m (Ref. 33669).   Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: known only from Japan (type locality), Korea, Natal (South Africa), Kenya and Gulf of Oman. Reported from the central South China Sea (Ref. 33669).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 22 - ? cm
Max length : 72.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11228)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Bluish grey dorsally, silvery white with pinkish tinge below; caudal and pectoral fins reddish orange (Ref. 5325).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the continental shelf area (Ref. 5213). Found to feed mainly on shrimp of the family Sergistidae and also on small mesopelagic fishes of the family Myctophidae, Astronesthidae and Paralepididae (Ref. 33669). Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Heemstra, P.C., 1986. Emmelichthyidae. p. 637-638. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5325)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00445 - 0.02830), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.