Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pentacerotidae
(Armorheads) > Pentacerotinae
Etymology: Pentaceros: Greek, pente = five + Greek, keras = horn (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 146 - 800 m (Ref. 56527), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 56527). Temperate; 59°N - 29°N, 135°E - 125°W (Ref. 57888)
North Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to North Pacific Ocean off central California and south of Japan, with center of abundance at the seamounts of the southern Emperor-northern Hawaiian Ridge.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 28.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); common length : 29.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 1.2 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 56527)
Juveniles epipelagic, adults benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
Observations based on the lack of occurrence of individuals older than 3 years in the seamounts may suggest that P. wheeleri may spawn in only one or two seasons and die afterwards (Ref. 57888).
Hardy, G.S., 1983. A revision of the fishes of the family Pentacerotidae (Perciformes). N.Z. J. Zool. 10:177-220. (Ref. 7448)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.5 - 11.5, mean 7.8 (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5157 [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm = 6-7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100) .