Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes
(Swallowers and gulpers) > Saccopharyngidae
Etymology: Saccopharynx: Latin, sacculus = small bag + Greek, pharyngx = pharynx (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1400 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water, preferred ?
Eastern Central Atlantic: Southwest of Azores (34°59'N, 33°01'W). The holotype has been found since the publication of the type catalog by Froiland (1970). It is registered as ZMB 6041 and deposited in Museum of Zoology, University of Bergen, Norway (I. Byrkjedal, pers. comm.).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This species has been forgotten both in CLOFNAM (Ref. 27942) and FNAM (Ref. 6718). Only one specimen is known (Ref. 36365).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G. and E. Bertelsen, 1985. The gulper-eel family Saccopharyngidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Steenstrupia 11(6):157-206. (Ref. 36365)
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
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .