Diaphus rafinesquii — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Greek Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Maine World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail -0.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 57.77 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -122 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 79 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Ecology

Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>
Habitat
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IRMNG  
Habitat
Additional detail bathypelagic zone
  • Bathypelagic zone
    The one of an ocean below the 10degC thermocline down to a temperature of 4degC.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000211
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mediterranean Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mesopelagic zone
  • Mesopelagic zone
    The zone of an ocean immediately below the photic zone down to a depth where the water temperature is 10degC (the thermocline).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000213
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean biome
  • Ocean biome
    The ocean biome comprises major bodies of saline water, principal components of the hydrosphere. Approximately 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean, a continuous body of water that is customarily divided into several principal oceans and smaller seas. More than half of this area is over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep. Average oceanic salinity is around 35 parts per thousand (ppt) (3.5%), and nearly all seawater has a salinity in the range of 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000048
Environments - EOL project  
Water depth min
Additional detail 25 m OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 3,050 m OBIS Environmental Information  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.12 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.4 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 2.83 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 26.73 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.8 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 32.98 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.025 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.9 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 2.6 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 6.47 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 104.61 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 40.54 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 33.77 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 38.85 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Conservation

Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  

Names and Taxonomy

Data about <i>Diaphus rafinesquii</i>
Type Information
Additional detail Syntype
  • Syntype
    One of the series of specimens used to describe a species or infraspecific taxon when neither a single holotype nor a lectotype has been designated. The syntypes collectively constitute the name-bearing type. [Zoo./Bot.]
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#Syntype
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard  

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