Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Pachycara: Greek, pachys = fat + Greek, kara = face (Ref. 45335); karenae: Named for the author's wife, Karen Lona Anderson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 2780 - 3100 m (Ref. 92871). Deep-water
Eastern Pacific: known from a single collection just north of the mouth of the Monterey Submarine Canyon, central California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92871)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 68 - 69;
Vertebrae: 92. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: vertebrae 24 + 68 = 92; no pelvic fins; ventral lateral line originating immediately behind posteriormost postorbital pore; nape and cheeks with scales; branchiostegal rays 6-7; gill slit extending ventrally to half pectoral base height or slightly lower (Ref. 92871).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, M.E., 2012. A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from off Monterey Bay, California, USA, with comments on two North Pacific Lycenchelys species. Zootaxa 3559:39-43. (Ref. 92871)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00263 (0.00123 - 0.00561), b=3.21 (3.02 - 3.40), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (54 of 100) .