Overview

Distribution

From Bear Seamount to the Gulf of Mexico
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Central Atlantic: off the eastern coast of the USA, near Hudson Canyon, and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
  • McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm 1998 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2
  • McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm 1998 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
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Size

Max. size

26.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37039))
  • McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm 1998 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
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Diagnostic Description

First pelvic fin ray thickened and greatly elongated.
  • McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm 1998 Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)
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Type Information

Holotype for Coryphaenoides alateralis Marshall & Iwamoto
Catalog Number: USNM 206303
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Escambia County, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1116 to 1116
Vessel: Oregon II
  • Holotype: Marshall, N. B. & Iwamoto, T. 1973. Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. 567.
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Ecology

Habitat

benthic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1035 - 1116 m (Ref. 37039)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1075.5 - 1075.5
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coryphaenoides alateralis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
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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