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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Mesopelagic species (Ref. 7300). Lipid content is 10.2-17.2 % in fresh body weight (Ref. 9195).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and the Andaman Sea (Ref. 48453), Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6993), Indonesia (Ref. 5978), Taiwan (Ref. 39633), Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897), and Australia (Ref. 7300). South China Sea (Re.74511).
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 137 mm ---
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Max. size

13.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26165))
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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; marine; depth range 457 - 549 m (Ref. 26165)
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 160 - 1500
  Temperature range (°C): 11.222 - 22.055
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.636 - 30.379
  Salinity (PPS): 34.876 - 40.379
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.728 - 4.316
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.286 - 1.831
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.100 - 27.081

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 160 - 1500

Temperature range (°C): 11.222 - 22.055

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.636 - 30.379

Salinity (PPS): 34.876 - 40.379

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.728 - 4.316

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.286 - 1.831

Silicate (umol/l): 3.100 - 27.081
 
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Depth: 457 - 549m.
From 457 to 549 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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Trophic Strategy

Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
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Associations

Known predators

Diaphus coeruleus (Diaphus coeruleus, D. elucens, other myctophids) is prey of:
Todarodes pacificus
Stenella

Based on studies in:
Japan (Brackish water, epipelagic zone)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • K. Hogetsu, Biological productivity of some coastal regions of Japan. In: Marine Production Mechanisms, M. J. Dunbar, Ed. (International Biological Programme Series, no. 20, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, England, 1979), pp. 71-87, from p. 74.
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Known prey organisms

Diaphus coeruleus (Diaphus coeruleus, D. elucens, other myctophids) preys on:
Euphausia pacifica
Euphausia similis
Sergia lucens

Based on studies in:
Japan (Brackish water, epipelagic zone)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • K. Hogetsu, Biological productivity of some coastal regions of Japan. In: Marine Production Mechanisms, M. J. Dunbar, Ed. (International Biological Programme Series, no. 20, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, England, 1979), pp. 71-87, from p. 74.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; price category: high; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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