Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Samaridae
Etymology: Samaretta: Close to Samaris Gray 1831 and Samariscus Gilbert 1905.; perexilis: Name from Latin 'perexilis'; referring to the very lean body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 470 - 512 m (Ref. 116785). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southeastern Pacific: submarine mountains, Tuamotu Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: body slender, BD less than head depth and 3.5 or more in the SL, large head, 3.5 or less in the SL; large eye, with diameter less than 3 in HL; very short anterior dorsal fin rays, length about 1/2 of eye diameter; four ocular-side pectoral fin rays; six paired abdominal vertebrae parapophyses; lateral-line canals
of the head considerably reduced; trunk canals absent on both sides of body; caudal rays branched except two uppermost and two lowermost simple, scales minute.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Voronina, E.P. and A.Y. Suzumoto, 2017. Samaretta perexilis, a new genus and new species of samarid flatfish (Pleuronectiformes: Samaridae) from the South Pacific. J. Ichthyol. 57:1-9. (Ref. 116785)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .