Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 5213, 75154) and continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
  • Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Macrorhamphosidae. p. 459-461. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5382)
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Distribution

Sub-temperate southern Indo-Pacific: South Africa, southern Madagascar, southern Australia, New Zealand.
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Indo-Pacific: Mozambique (Ref. 5213) to Algoa Bay, South Africa; New Zealand (Ref. 5382). Also reported from New Caledonia and Madagascar (Ref. 33324).
  • Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Macrorhamphosidae. p. 459-461. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5382)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17 - 18
  • Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Macrorhamphosidae. p. 459-461. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5382)
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Size

Maximum size: 170 mm TL
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Max. size

17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5382))
  • Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Macrorhamphosidae. p. 459-461. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5382)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Found throughout the continental shelf (Ref. 5213).
  • Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2014). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Uniform brownish red in color (Ref. 5382).
  • Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Macrorhamphosidae. p. 459-461. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5382)
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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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 255 - 610 m (Ref. 33324)
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Depth range based on 97 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 94 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 21 - 556
  Temperature range (°C): 8.847 - 20.714
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.804 - 20.848
  Salinity (PPS): 34.636 - 35.598
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.200 - 5.100
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.189 - 1.510
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.938 - 13.313

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 21 - 556

Temperature range (°C): 8.847 - 20.714

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.804 - 20.848

Salinity (PPS): 34.636 - 35.598

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.200 - 5.100

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.189 - 1.510

Silicate (umol/l): 0.938 - 13.313
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Notopogon xenosoma

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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