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Biology

Found on the continental slope and rise. Feeds mainly on benthic organisms which includes pelecypods, amphipods, mysids, polychaetes and ophiuroids (Ref. 4448).
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Distribution

Emerald Bank to Less Antilles
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Eastern Atlantic: Western Sahara to Sierra Leone. Western Atlantic: Virginia, USA to the Lesser Antilles, mainly the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. The only record off Nova Scotia is doubtful.
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Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 550 mm TL
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Max. size

55.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4448))
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Diagnostic Description

Few gill rakers on the 1st branchial arch. Short maxillary spine and the broad and scaleless interorbital region. Peculiar structure of lateral line. Grayish white in color (Ref. 37108).
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
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Found on the continental slope and rise.
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 460 - 2560 m (Ref. 4448)
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Depth range based on 21 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 17 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 890 - 2615
  Temperature range (°C): 3.804 - 9.407
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.187 - 30.917
  Salinity (PPS): 34.372 - 35.960
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.810 - 6.061
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.039 - 2.172
  Silicate (umol/l): 10.905 - 35.099

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 890 - 2615

Temperature range (°C): 3.804 - 9.407

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.187 - 30.917

Salinity (PPS): 34.372 - 35.960

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.810 - 6.061

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.039 - 2.172

Silicate (umol/l): 10.905 - 35.099
 
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Depth: 460 - 2560m.
From 460 to 2560 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Found on the continental slope and rise. Feeds mainly on benthic organisms which includes pelecypods, amphipods, mysids, polychaetes and ophiuroids (Ref. 4448).
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Trophic Strategy

Found on the continental slope and rise. Feeds mainly on benthic organisms which includes pelecypods, amphipods, mysids, polychaetes and ophiuroids.
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds mainly on benthic organisms which includes pelecypods, amphipods, mysids, polychaetes and ophiuroids
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Aldrovandia gracilis

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Aldrovandia gracilis


Aldrovandia gracilis is a species of fish in the Halosauridae family. It is found in the north west Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico on the continental shelf and slope. It feeds on benthic invertebrates including bivalve molluscs, amphipods, mysids, polychaete worms and brittle stars.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baily, Nicolas (2010). "Aldrovandia gracilis Goode & Bean, 1896". In Nicolas Bailly. FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  • C. F. Phleger, P. W. Grimes, A. Pesely, and M. H. Horn, Swimbladder Lipids of Five Species of Deep Benthopelagic Atlantic Ocean Fishes, Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 28, Number 1, January 1978, pp. 198–202(5).


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