Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae
(Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Leucogrammolycus: Name from Greek words meaning white, line, and wolf (commonly used as a suffix for
southern zoarcid genera), referring to the characteristic white head and body striping.; brychios: Name after a Greek word meaning from the depths (of the sea).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 490 - 632 m (Ref. 78520). Temperate
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78520); 20.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 62 - 67;
Vertebrae: 85 - 92. This species possess the following set of characters: vertebrae 23-26 + 62-66 = 85-92; first anal-fin pterygiophore is associated with the first or second caudal vertebrae; no scales; lateral line with mediolateral and ventral branches; upper lip is broadly attached to snout tip; gill slit do not reach ventrally to the opposite lower end of pectoral-fin base; 2 pelvic-fin rays; head pores that are relatively few, small and rounded; whitish
mid-body stripe forming a chevron on top of snout (Ref. 78520).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mincarone, M.M. and M.E. Anderson, 2008. A new genus and species of eelpout (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa 1852:65-68. (Ref. 78520)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00263 (0.00123 - 0.00561), b=3.21 (3.02 - 3.40), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .