Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae
Etymology: Erythrocles: Greek, erythros = red + Greek, kleis, kleidos, anything used to close; collar bone (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal, usually 215 - 300 m (Ref. 33669). Deep-water, preferred ?
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)
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
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00443 - 0.02843), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), 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) .