Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae
(Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: serratus: The specific epithet serratus is in reference to the serrated hind margin of the preopercle.. More on author: Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 950 - ? m (Ref. 78399). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: East China Sea off the Ryukyu Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 81 - 83;
Vertebrae: 57 - 59. Distinguished by having the following combination of characters: presence of 10-15 soft serrations and absence of spines on the posterior margin of preopercle; snout almost twice as long as horizontal diameter of pigmented eye; horizontal eye window 2.5-2.7% SL; two median and in the holotype also a pair of small basibranchial tooth patches; 10-11 developed rakers on anterior gill arch; sagittal otolith with undivided sulcus; and sulcus-length in percentage of sagitta-length 50-55 (Ref. 78399).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nielsen, J.G. and Y. Machida, 2006. Neobythitoides serratus, a new bathyal genus and species from the East China Sea (Teleostei: Ophidiidae). Zootaxa 1227:63-68. (Ref. 78399)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.00407 (0.00159 - 0.01046), b=3.12 (2.90 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .