Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes
(Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Melamphaidae
(Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Poromitra: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, mitra = stripe, belt (Ref. 45335). More on author: Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 900 m (Ref. 559). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Pacific Ocean: from the Philippines to the Hwaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83717)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 25 - 26. This species is distinguished by the following: spinulated (without gap) posterior and lower edges of praeoperculum; insertion of ventral fins in front of the vertical of posterior eye edge; soft rays in dorsal 11 and in anal fin 8; rakers at the first gill arch 29-33; vertebrae 25-26; pyloric caeca 9-11 (Ref. 83717).
Collected with non-closing fishing gear that precise depths of its occurrence is undetermined. Depths of catches are 200-0 minimum and 5300-0 maximum (Ref. 83717).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kotlyar, A.N., 2008. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 1. Species of group P. crassiceps. J. Ichthyol. 48(7):479-492. (Ref. 83717)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.8 - 3.1, mean 2.2 (based on 2546 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00406 - 0.02581), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (55 of 100) .