Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Caristiidae
(Manefishes) > Caristiinae
Etymology: Platyberyx: Name from the Greek 'platy' meaning flat and Beryx, a genus of beryciform fishes.; rhyton: Name from an ancient Greek word which means a widemouth container for fluids, referring to the relatively large mouth of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 677 m (Ref. 94277). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific, Japan, off Honshu Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18;
Vertebrae: 34. This species is distinguished from P. paucus by having a greater number of dorsal-fin rays (30 vs. 24-26), anal-fin rays (18 vs. 15-16), pectoral-fin rays (18 vs. 16-17), and vertebrae (34 vs. 31); from P. andriashevi by having fewer dorsal-fin rays (30 vs. 36-39), anal-fin rays (18 vs. 19-22), and vertebrae (34 vs. 36-40); and from both species (as well as P. pietschi) by its caudal-fin morphology (ventral caudal spur absent, procurrent rays cylindrical vs. ventral caudal spur present, procurrent rays flattened, bladelike). It differs further from P. pietschi by having a shorter prepectoral length (<32% vs. >39% SL), longer dorsal-fin base (76% vs. 63-69% SL), and larger mouth (upper jaw extending approximately to posterior margin of orbit vs. mid-orbit); from P. opalescens by having a smaller body depth (45% vs. 52-64% SL), shorter head length (31% SL vs. >38% SL), shorter prepectoral length (31% vs. 39-50% SL), and larger mouth (upper jaw extending approximately to posterior margin of orbit vs. mid-orbit); from P. mauli by its gill-raker morphology (narrow, bladelike, with a few bristles concentrated near tip vs. stout, rounded, with many bristles concentrated near tip of raker), dentition (jaw teeth in single row vs. multiple rows), and structure of pharyngeal papillae (dorsal pharyngeal papillae saclike, multifid papillae absent inside mouth vs. multifid papillae near dorsal pharyngeal teeth and throughout mouth) (Ref. 94277).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013. Revision of the manefish genera Caristius and Platyberyx (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Caristiidae), with description of five new species. Copeia 2013(3):415-434. (Ref. 94277)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00668 - 0.04735), b=3.00 (2.77 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .