Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes
(Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae
Etymology: Parataeniophorus: Greek, para in the side of + latin, taenia = stripe + Latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1400 m (Ref. 6533). Deep-water; 35°N - 21°S
Eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal, Azores and Madeira Islands (Ref. 6714); also one record west of Cape Verde. Elsewhere, western Indian Ocean between the equator and 21°30'S (Ref. 6619); also tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6619)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Rare species. The largest specimen was collected from a depth between 700 and 1,400 m; smaller specimens between 0-200 m (Ref. 6619). Stomach contents consisted of copepods (Ref. 6714).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertelsen, E., 1990. Eutaeniophoridae. p. 610. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6533)
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
): 9.2 - 15.3, mean 11.8 (based on 36 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .