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Biology

Inhabits the deeper continental shelf to depths of almost 1,000 m (Ref. 27121). Found on sand, mud and clay bottoms (Ref. 4417). Feeds on larger benthic animals (Ref. 30573). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30573.
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea round the Cape to Natal, South Africa. Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Indo-Pacific: off the eastern coast of Africa and off India and Sri Lanka to Japan (Ref. 3322).
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Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. Thi subspecies *lugubris* when recognized occurs in the Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 111 - 127; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 76 - 88
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Found on sand, mud and clay bottoms. Feeds on large benthic animals.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Body flexible. Mouth extremely large, maxillary not projecting beyond tip of snout. No canine tooth. Tip of lower jaw slightly beyond the upper; upper jaw shorter than head length.
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Ecology

Habitat

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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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 60 - 3210 m (Ref. 58018)
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Depth range based on 55 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 27 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 29 - 910
  Temperature range (°C): 7.652 - 26.729
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.605 - 31.254
  Salinity (PPS): 34.554 - 36.422
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.875 - 4.952
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.025 - 2.336
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.715 - 34.040

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 29 - 910

Temperature range (°C): 7.652 - 26.729

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.605 - 31.254

Salinity (PPS): 34.554 - 36.422

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.875 - 4.952

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.025 - 2.336

Silicate (umol/l): 3.715 - 34.040
 
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Depth: 60 - 977m.
From 60 to 977 meters.

Habitat: bathydemersal. Found on sand, mud and clay bottoms. Feeds on large benthic animals.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits the deeper continental shelf to depths of almost 1,000 m (Ref. 27121). Found on sand, mud and clay bottoms (Ref. 4417). Feeds on larger benthic animals (Ref. 30573).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chascanopsetta lugubris

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chascanopsetta lugubris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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