Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Bathyclupeidae
Etymology: .japanotaiwana: Named for the records of this species off the coasts of Japan and Taiwan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 483 - 677 m (Ref. 43239), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96155)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 29 - 31;
Vertebrae: 31. This species is distinguished by the following characters: bicolor pattern of the oral cavity, with large areas of dark pigment on light background; head length 2.9-3.1 times in SL; maximum body height 22.4-24.2% SL, preanal distance 44.1-49.8% (51.2%); A 29-31 rays; developed gill rakers on first arch 16-17, the longest 9.1-12.3% (usually less than 12%) of head length; pectoral fin light (Ref. 96155).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2014. Taxonomy and distribution of deepsea herring (Bathyclupeidae) in oceans. J. Ichthyol. 54 (8):493-500. (Ref. 122568)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .