Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Bathybenthic (Ref. 36385). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36385).
  • Endo, H., D. Tsutsui and K. Amaoka 1994 Range extensions of two deep-sea macrourids Coryphaenoides filifer and Squalogadus modificatus to the Sea of Okhotsk. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(3):330-333. (Ref. 10941)
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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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North Pacific.
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North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk to Alaska and southern California, USA.
  • Endo, H., D. Tsutsui and K. Amaoka 1994 Range extensions of two deep-sea macrourids Coryphaenoides filifer and Squalogadus modificatus to the Sea of Okhotsk. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(3):330-333. (Ref. 10941)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Analspines: 0
  • Hart, J.L. 1973 Pacific fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 180:740 p. (Ref. 6885)
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Size

Maximum size: 550 mm ---
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Max. size

55.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6885))
  • Hart, J.L. 1973 Pacific fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 180:740 p. (Ref. 6885)
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Diagnostic Description

2nd spine of 1st dorsal fin very long and slender, terminating in a long filament, smooth near base but outer half strongly toothed; 1st dorsal with 12 to 14 soft rays, ray count of 2nd dorsal unknown; caudal fin very narrow; anal rays numerous, long and low; pectorals long and slender; outside rays of pelvic fins very long and filamentous (Ref. 6885). Dark brown in color; black on fins, nostrils, ventral surfaces of snout, lips and gill membranes (Ref. 6885). Branchiostegal rays: 6 (Ref. 36385).
  • Hart, J.L. 1973 Pacific fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 180:740 p. (Ref. 6885)
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Type Information

Type for Coryphaenoides filifer
Catalog Number: USNM 48767
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1895
Locality: Bering Sea, Alaska, United States, Aleutian Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 2562 to 2562
Vessel: Albatross
  • Type:
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Syntype for Coryphaenoides filifer
Catalog Number: USNM 48626
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1890
Locality: Off British Columbia., British Columbia, Canada, Pacific
Depth (m): 2904 to 2904
Vessel: Albatross
  • Syntype: Gilbert, C. H. 1896*. Report of the Commissioner, United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. 19 (for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893): 458.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat Type: Marine

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Depth: 1285 - 2904m.
From 1285 to 2904 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic.
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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1285 - 2904 m (Ref. 10941)
  • Endo, H., D. Tsutsui and K. Amaoka 1994 Range extensions of two deep-sea macrourids Coryphaenoides filifer and Squalogadus modificatus to the Sea of Okhotsk. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(3):330-333. (Ref. 10941)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2029.5 - 2904
  Temperature range (°C): 1.605 - 1.904
  Nitrate (umol/L): 38.052 - 41.003
  Salinity (PPS): 34.608 - 34.652
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.523 - 2.401
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.945 - 3.105
  Silicate (umol/l): 171.198 - 178.611

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2029.5 - 2904

Temperature range (°C): 1.605 - 1.904

Nitrate (umol/L): 38.052 - 41.003

Salinity (PPS): 34.608 - 34.652

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.523 - 2.401

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.945 - 3.105

Silicate (umol/l): 171.198 - 178.611
 
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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 36385).
  • Ambrose, D.A. 1996 Macrouridae: grenadiers. p. 483-499. In H.G. Moser (ed.) The early stages of fishes in the California Current region. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) Atlas No. 33. 1505p. (Ref. 36385)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Coryphaenoides filifer

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: Coryphaenoides filifer

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

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Threats

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