Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oceanic and mesopelagic (Ref. 4066, 75154). Found mainly below 800 m with shallowest depth of capture 328 m.
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Distribution

Circumglobal between the Subtropical Convergence and the Antarctic Polar Front. Known from about 50°S to 54°S along 40°W, and between the Subtropical Convergence and the Antarctic Polar Front at about 124°W.
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Southern circumglobal.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 19; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17 - 20
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Size

Max. size

14.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5182))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 2200 - 2350 m (Ref. 58018)
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Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 15 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 2325
  Temperature range (°C): 0.679 - 9.851
  Nitrate (umol/L): 12.958 - 35.884
  Salinity (PPS): 33.795 - 34.800
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.969 - 7.704
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.061 - 2.438
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.661 - 120.378

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 2325

Temperature range (°C): 0.679 - 9.851

Nitrate (umol/L): 12.958 - 35.884

Salinity (PPS): 33.795 - 34.800

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.969 - 7.704

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.061 - 2.438

Silicate (umol/l): 4.661 - 120.378
 
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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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

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


There are 12 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTTTATCTGGTATTCGGTGCCTGAGCAGGCATAGTAGGAACTGCTCTTAGCCTCCTCATTCGAGCTGAACTTAGCCAACCTGGAGCCCTTCTCGGGGACGACCAGATTTATAATGTAATCGTAACAGCTCACGCCTTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATGGTAATGCCCATCATGATCGGTGGATTTGGCAACTGACTAATTCCCCTAATGATTGGAGCCCCCGATATGGCATTCCCACGAATGAATAATATGAGCTTCTGGCTCCTCCCTCCCTCTTTCCTTCTCCTCCTGGCCTCCTCCGGAGTAGAGGCTGGGGCTGGTACTGGTTGAACTGTTTATCCGCCACTTGCTGGCAACCTTGCACACGCTGGGGCTTCCGTAGACCTAACGATTTTCTCGCTTCACCTAGCGGGGGTCTCTTCAATTCTGGGAGCAATCAACTTTATTACGACCATCATTAATATGAAGCCCCCTGCAGTTACTCAGTACCAAACCCCATTATTCGTCTGGGCAGTATTAATTACAGCTGTACTCCTTCTACTTTCCCTTCCTGTTCTGGCTGCCGGCATCACCATACTTCTAACCGACCGTAATTTAAATACTACCTTCTTCGACCCTGCGGGAGGAGGGGACCCCATCCTTTACCAGCACTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 12
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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