Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302).
  • Tinker, S.W. 1978 Fishes of Hawaii, a handbook of the marine fishes of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu. 568 p. (Ref. 583)
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Distribution

Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
  • Tinker, S.W. 1978 Fishes of Hawaii, a handbook of the marine fishes of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu. 568 p. (Ref. 583)
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Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands to Line Islands.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

3.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 28981))
  • Shinohara, G., K. Yabe, M. Nakaya, G. Anma, S. Yamaguchi and K. Amaoka 1994 Deep-sea fishes collected from the North Pacific by the T/S Oshoro-Maru. Bull. Fac. Fish. Hokkaido Univ. 45 (2):48-80. (Ref. 28981)
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Type Information

Paratype for Protomyctophum (Hierops) beckeri Wisner
Catalog Number: USNM 205474
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): University of Hawaii & T. Clarke
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Off Oahu, Leeward Side, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 320 to 400
  • Paratype: Wisner, R. L. 1971. Copeia. 1971 (1): 39.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 0 - 2100 m (Ref. 58018)
  • Bogutskaya, N.G. 2007 Preliminary assignment of coordinates to type localities in the Catalog of Fishes. Unpublished dbf file. (Ref. 58018)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 300 - 1000
  Temperature range (°C): 4.447 - 9.803
  Nitrate (umol/L): 31.168 - 43.798
  Salinity (PPS): 34.280 - 34.563
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.527 - 1.814
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.323 - 3.144
  Silicate (umol/l): 36.697 - 99.329

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 300 - 1000

Temperature range (°C): 4.447 - 9.803

Nitrate (umol/L): 31.168 - 43.798

Salinity (PPS): 34.280 - 34.563

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.527 - 1.814

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.323 - 3.144

Silicate (umol/l): 36.697 - 99.329
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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