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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

High-oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442). Bathypelagic (Ref. 58302). Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 300 m and found between 651-2,000 m during the day (Ref. 4479). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).
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Distribution

Atlantic Ocean: about 35°N (east of 40°W) and 47°N (west of 40°W) to the southern subtropical convergence at 40°S, but with discontinuity in the region of the cyclonic gyre 2°S - 11°S, in the eastern Atlantic and in the minimum region off Brazil (5°-9°S to 21°S)
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic Ocean: about 35°N (east of 40°W) and 47°N (west of 40°W) to the southern Subtropical Convergence at 40°S, but with discontinuity in the region of the cyclonic gyre 2°S - 11°S, in the eastern Atlantic and in the minimum region off Brazil (5°-9°S to 21°S). Indian Ocean: between 24° and 30°S. Western Pacific: northwest Pacific to off Australia and New Zealand (absent from western tropical Pacific and southeast Asian seas, Ref. 5182). Eastern Pacific: south of 55°N (Ref. 265) to 34°S, west of 80°W but to 20°S in Peruvian Transitional Zone. Southern Ocean: at 60°58'S, 48°05'W (Ref. 5182). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Circumglobal in tropical through temperate seas, disjunct, including Hawaiian Ridge.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21 - 24; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 18 - 20; Vertebrae: 35 - 38
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Size

Maximum size: 95 mm SL
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Max. size

9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479))
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Diagnostic Description

Branchiostegal rays: 9-10 (Ref. 31442). Anal organs 13; can be easily distinguished from other species of the genus by its gill raker count (Ref. 39633).
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Type Information

Paratype for Notoscopelus resplendens
Catalog Number: USNM 43791
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Cape Sable To Cape May, Nova Scotia, Canada, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1238 to 1238
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. 1934. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 85: 282.
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Type for Notoscopelus resplendens
Catalog Number: USNM 43790
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Locality: Virginia, United States, North America, Atlantic
Vessel: Albatross
  • Type: Fowler, H. W. 1934. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 85: 282.
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Lectotype; Syntype for Notoscopelus resplendens
Catalog Number: USNM 76336
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Cortez Banks Near San Diego, California., San Diego County, California, United States, Pacific
Depth (m): 82 to 82
  • Lectotype: ; Eigenmann, C. H. & Eigenmann, R. S. 1889. Notes from the San Diego Biological Laboratory. (1-2): 1.; Syntype: ; Eigenmann, C. H. & Eigenmann, R. S. 1889. Notes from the San Diego Biological Laboratory. (1-2): 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Bathypelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Mesopelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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high-oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic; nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 300 m and found between 651-2,000 m during the day
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 2121 m (Ref. 44036)
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Depth range based on 255 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 238 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3805
  Temperature range (°C): 1.870 - 26.896
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.156 - 37.821
  Salinity (PPS): 33.836 - 36.622
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.367 - 6.314
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.030 - 2.632
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.798 - 77.698

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3805

Temperature range (°C): 1.870 - 26.896

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.156 - 37.821

Salinity (PPS): 33.836 - 36.622

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.367 - 6.314

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.030 - 2.632

Silicate (umol/l): 0.798 - 77.698
 
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Habitat Type: Marine

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Depth: 0 - 2000m.
Recorded at 2000 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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Migration

Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Trophic Strategy

High-oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442). Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 300 m and found between 651-2,000 m during the day (Ref. 4479).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Notoscopelus resplendens

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 18
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Threats

Not Evaluated
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