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Biology

Commonly occurred on dead coral Lophelia pertusa rubble and seemed to prefer this habitat that is deep and difficult to sample probably explains how this species escaped detection (Ref. 58471).
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Distribution

Northwest Atlantic.
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

40.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 58471))
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Type Information

Paratype for Lophiodes beroe Caruso
Catalog Number: USNM 213650
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1962
Locality: Western Caribbean Sea, off Nicaragua., Nicaragua, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 549 to 585
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Caruso, J. H. 1981. Copeia. 1981 (3): 542, fig. 13A.
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Holotype for Lophiodes beroe Caruso
Catalog Number: USNM 213622
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1961
Locality: Straits of Florida, north of Cay Sal Bank., Florida, United States, Straits of Florida, Atlantic
Depth (m): 732 to 860
Vessel: Silver Bay
  • Holotype: Caruso, J. H. 1981. Copeia. 1981 (3): 542, fig. 13A.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 347 - 860 m (Ref. 5263)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 9 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 347 - 796
  Temperature range (°C): 6.272 - 13.432
  Nitrate (umol/L): 15.611 - 34.721
  Salinity (PPS): 34.614 - 35.776
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.882 - 3.372
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.790 - 2.262
  Silicate (umol/l): 9.884 - 24.751

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 347 - 796

Temperature range (°C): 6.272 - 13.432

Nitrate (umol/L): 15.611 - 34.721

Salinity (PPS): 34.614 - 35.776

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.882 - 3.372

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.790 - 2.262

Silicate (umol/l): 9.884 - 24.751
 
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Trophic Strategy

Commonly occurred on dead coral Lophelia pertusa rubble and seemed to prefer this habitat that is deep and difficult to sample probably explains how this species escaped detection.
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Conservation

Threats

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