Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Serrivomeridae
Etymology: Serrivomer: Latin, serran, serranus, saw + Latin, vomer = ploughshare; in fishes = bone forming the front part of the roof of the mouth (1823) (Ref. 45335); sector: sector apparently alludes to the manner in which the platelike vomer divides the roof of the mouth into equal parts (Ref. 4525). More on author: Garman.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 3243 m (Ref. 58018), usually 305 - ? m (Ref. 35595). Deep-water, preferred ?
Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559). Eastern Pacific: California, USA (Ref. 7182) to Chile (Ref. 9068, 35590).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 76.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4525)
Meso- and bathypelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds primarily on crustaceans, and to a lesser extent upon small cephalopods and fishes (Ref. 4525).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5059 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .