Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Bathy- and mesopelagic (Ref. 75154). Males parasitic on the females (Ref. 559).
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Distribution

Circumglobal
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Circumglobal.
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Circumglobal.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17
  • Uyeno, T., K. Matsuura and E. Fujii (eds.) 1983 Fishes trawled off Suriname and French Guiana. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 519 p. (Ref. 13608)
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Size

Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7300)); 20 cm TL (female)
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Diagnostic Description

Illicium pigmented except near esca, with 5-14 elongate translucent filaments along entire length, al but distal-most arising from posterior margin (Ref. 13608); length of illicium 16.8-36.8%SL; stem of illicium pigmented except near esca; esca with an elongate filamentous anterolateral appendage; 2 distal appendages, each bearing numerous filaments, anterior most short and stout, opaque along posterior margin, posterior most considerably more slender; posterolateral appendage bearing numerous short filaments and with palmate opaque distal tip; dorsal fin rays 16-19; anal fin rays 14-18; pectoral fin rays 16-19; upper jaw teeth 17-39; lower jaw teeth 12-26; teeth on vomer 2-5 (Ref. 86949).
  • Uyeno, T., K. Matsuura and E. Fujii (eds.) 1983 Fishes trawled off Suriname and French Guiana. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. 519 p. (Ref. 13608)
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Type Information

Holotype for Caulophryne jordani Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 39265
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1887
Locality: New York, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 2334 to 2334
Vessel: Albatross
  • Holotype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1896. Special Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 2: 496, pl. CXXI, fig. 409.
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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One specimen caught in the Canadian Atlantic waters; found at depths of 100- 1500 m.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 100 - 1510 m (Ref. 5951)
  • Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott 1988 Atlantic fishes of Canada. Can. Bull. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 219:731 p. (Ref. 5951)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 880 - 2334
  Temperature range (°C): 2.860 - 8.584
  Nitrate (umol/L): 16.838 - 31.962
  Salinity (PPS): 34.910 - 35.192
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.059 - 6.479
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.146 - 1.979
  Silicate (umol/l): 10.236 - 24.610

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 880 - 2334

Temperature range (°C): 2.860 - 8.584

Nitrate (umol/L): 16.838 - 31.962

Salinity (PPS): 34.910 - 35.192

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.059 - 6.479

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.146 - 1.979

Silicate (umol/l): 10.236 - 24.610
 
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Depth: 100 - 1500m.
From 100 to 1500 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Also mesopelagic (Ref. 7300). Males parasitic on the females (Ref. 559).
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Males parasitic on the females
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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