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Biology

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 0-200 m at night (Ref. 4066). Recorded from the stomachs of Champsocephalus gunnari and Dissostichus eleginoides.
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Distribution

Southern circumglobal, but not Indian Ocean.
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Circumglobal between the Subtropical Convergence and the Antarctic Polar Front. Atlantic Ocean: 51°-53°S, 40°-49°W. Indian Ocean: 47°-48°S, 70°-71°E. Pacific Ocean: 58°S, 145°W and south of 60°S between about 75°W and 120°W.
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Southern circumglobal, but not Indian Ocean.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 20 - 22
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Size

Maximum size: 127 mm SL
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Maximum size: 127 mm SL
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Max. size

12.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5182))
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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

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - ? m
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Depth range based on 62 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 56 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -1 - 2000
  Temperature range (°C): 1.461 - 14.216
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.793 - 44.456
  Salinity (PPS): 33.995 - 35.034
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.360 - 7.030
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.546 - 3.199
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.170 - 97.115

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -1 - 2000

Temperature range (°C): 1.461 - 14.216

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.793 - 44.456

Salinity (PPS): 33.995 - 35.034

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.360 - 7.030

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.546 - 3.199

Silicate (umol/l): 1.170 - 97.115
 
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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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Trophic Strategy

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 0-200 m at night (Ref. 4066). Recorded from the stomachs of Champsocephalus gunnari and Dissostichus eleginoides.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Electrona subaspera

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Electrona subaspera

The Rough lanternfish or Electrona subaspera is a marine, bathypelagic fish. It occurs circumglobal between the subtropical convergence and the Antarctic polar front. It also inhabits the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Its maximum length is 12.7 centimetres (5.0 in). It has anal and dorsal soft rays. This species is usually found between 0–200 metres (0–656 ft) at night.[1]

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