Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154).
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Distribution

Southeast Atlantic: Cape to St. Helena Bay in South Africa. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
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Souther Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 5
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Size

Max. size

35.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313))
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Diagnostic Description

Reddish in color (Ref. 4313). Confused with Helicolenus dactylopterus, but easily distinguished by shape of caudal fin and pectoral fin and number of rays in dorsal fin (Ref. 36731).
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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 450 - 1025 m (Ref. 4313)
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Depth range based on 826 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 647 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 450 - 1370.5
  Temperature range (°C): 3.507 - 9.710
  Nitrate (umol/L): 18.732 - 36.635
  Salinity (PPS): 34.336 - 34.789
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.743 - 5.515
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.338 - 2.449
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.547 - 58.146

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 450 - 1370.5

Temperature range (°C): 3.507 - 9.710

Nitrate (umol/L): 18.732 - 36.635

Salinity (PPS): 34.336 - 34.789

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.743 - 5.515

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.338 - 2.449

Silicate (umol/l): 8.547 - 58.146
 
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Trophic Strategy

Found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Feeds on benthic crustaceans (Ref. 58748).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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