Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives near the bottom in deep water, from 200 to at least 500, but possibly to 1000 m depth. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 3695).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: along the coast of northwest Africa between 27°30'N to 10°10'N and 1°26'S to 26'14°S. Reported from Cape Verde (Ref. 27000). Western Indian Ocean: off Transkei, South Africa (Ref. 4181).
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West coast of Africa (Atlantic) from 27°30'N to 10°10'N and from 1°26'S to 26°14'S; also reported from Cape Verde and western Indian Ocean off Transkei, South Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 4 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 13; Anal spines: 2 - 3; Analsoft rays: 8 - 10
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Size

Maximum size: 300 mm TL
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Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3583))
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Diagnostic Description

Body, head and fins dark grey in color (Ref. 4181).
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Type Information

Paratype for Hoplostethus cadenati Quero
Catalog Number: USNM 213804
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1973
Locality: Senegal, Atlantic
Depth (m): 487 to 500
Vessel: Thalassa
  • Paratype: Quero, J. C. 1974. Revue des Travaux de l'Institut des Peches Maritimes, Tome. 38 (1).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 70 - 1000 m (Ref. 9869), usually 200 - 700 m (Ref. 36731)
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Depth range based on 12 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 295.5 - 734.5
  Temperature range (°C): 7.764 - 11.948
  Nitrate (umol/L): 15.121 - 38.570
  Salinity (PPS): 34.809 - 35.187
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.256 - 4.927
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.135 - 2.404
  Silicate (umol/l): 9.148 - 23.948

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 295.5 - 734.5

Temperature range (°C): 7.764 - 11.948

Nitrate (umol/L): 15.121 - 38.570

Salinity (PPS): 34.809 - 35.187

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.256 - 4.927

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.135 - 2.404

Silicate (umol/l): 9.148 - 23.948
 
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Depth: 70 - 1000m.
From 70 to 1000 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Lives near the bottom in deep water, from 200 to at least 500, but possibly to 1000 m depth. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 3695).
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on pelagic crustaceans (Ref. 58748).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hoplostethus cadenati

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
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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