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Overview

Brief Summary

Evoxymetopon taeniatus, the Channel Scabbardfish, is a poorly known deep-water fish found in the western Atlantic and western Pacific Oceans. Inhabiting tropical to warm temperate waters, Channel Scabbardfish are benthopelagic, living on the slope and sometimes on the outer continental shelf. In the western Atlantic, they occur from the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda to southern Brazil, including the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles. In the Pacific, this species has been collected from waters south of the Korean Peninsula. Little is known about the biology of this fish (Nakamura and Parin 1993; McEachran and Fechhelm 2005).

Channel Scabbardfish have an elongated, slender, and highly compressed body with a triangular pectoral fin, a reduced pelvic fin, and a small caudal (tail) fin. The dorsal fin consists of 81 to 88 elements. In contrast to the similar E. poeyi, the first spine of the dorsal fin is not elongate. Body depth is 8 to 9% of standard length (SL, length excluding tail). The upper profile of the head rises steeply from the tip of the snout to the dorsal fin. The nostril is crescent-shaped and located in front of the eye (the nostril is slit-like in E. poeyi). The mouth is relatively large and the lower jaw projects slightly beyond the upper jaw. The upper jaw has several fangs anteriorly and slightly compressed lateral teeth. The pelvic fin inserts slightly posterior to the pectoral fin base and consists of a scale-like spine. The anal fin is very short and posteriorly located. Channel Scabbardfish are silvery white with a slight reddish brown cast dorsally and several yellow stripes on the body. The anterior section of the dorsal fin is blackish. These fish are relatively small, ranging from 130 to 180 cm (maximum 200 cm) SL (Nakamura and Parin 1993; McEachran and Fechhelm 2005).

  • McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm. 2005. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 2: Scorpaeniformes to Tetraodontiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin. 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Volume 15. Snake Mackerels and Cultlassfishes of the World (Families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae): An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of the Snake Mackerels, Snoeks, Escolars, Gemfishes, Sackfishes, Domine, Oilfish, Cutlassfishes, Scabbardfishes, Hairtails, and Frostfishes Known to Date. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome. Online version.
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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs on the continental slope and sometimes the continental shelf.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: 42.88°N to Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, and off southern Brazil
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic and western North Pacific.
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Western Atlantic: Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, and off southern Brazil (specimens found at the Institut für Seefischerei, Universität Hamburg collected from 24°40'S, 44°35'W). Northwest Pacific: Cheju Do Island, south of Korean Peninsula.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 81 - 90; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 60
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Size

Maximum size: 2000 mm SL
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Max. size

200 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181)); max. published weight: 1,700 g (Ref. 5217)
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
  • Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez 1992 Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD. (Ref. 5217)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5217&speccode=7 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Lateral line fairly straight, running mid laterally or slightly nearer the ventral contour than the dorsal contour. First anal fin ray scale-like, others ordinal and short. Pelvic fins reduced to a scale-like process spine. Body silvery white with slight red-brownish on dorsal part; several longitudinal pale yellow stripes on body.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Type Information

Holotype for Evoxymetopon taeniatus
Catalog Number: USNM 5735
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration; Radiograph; Photograph
Collector(s): F. Poey
Locality: Cuba, Greater Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
  • Holotype: Gill, T. N. 1863. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 15: 228.
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Ecology

Habitat

Occurs on the continental slope and sometimes the continental shelf.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth: 0 - 200m.
Recorded at 200 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic. Occurs on the continental slope and sometimes the continental shelf.
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Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 13628), usually 100 - 200 m (Ref. 13628)
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Depth range based on 20 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 13 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 100 - 558
  Temperature range (°C): 13.748 - 19.929
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.127 - 10.538
  Salinity (PPS): 35.298 - 36.341
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.714 - 5.025
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.309 - 0.694
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.260 - 7.801

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 100 - 558

Temperature range (°C): 13.748 - 19.929

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.127 - 10.538

Salinity (PPS): 35.298 - 36.341

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.714 - 5.025

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.309 - 0.694

Silicate (umol/l): 3.260 - 7.801
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Evoxymetopon taeniatus

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Evoxymetopon taeniatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
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: subsistence fisheries
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