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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Off Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, 11°40'N, 62°33'W, 585-622 m.
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Distribution

From the Welker canyon to Brazil
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Eastern Atlantic: Azores to Angola. Western Atlantic: South Carolina to the Rio Grande Plateau.
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Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 15; Analsoft rays: 5 - 7
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Size

Max. size

22.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 33606)); 17.9 cm SL (female)
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Type Information

Paratype for Chaunax suttkusi Caruso
Catalog Number: USNM 186077
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1959
Locality: Cuba - Florida, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 640 to 640
Vessel: Silver Bay
  • Paratype: Caruso, J. H. 1989. Copeia. 1989 (1): 160, 6.
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Paratype for Chaunax suttkusi Caruso
Catalog Number: USNM 45659
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 635 to 635
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Caruso, J. H. 1989. Copeia. 1989 (1): 160, 6.
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Ecology

Habitat

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 220 - 1060 m (Ref. 33606)
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Depth range based on 30 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 21 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 297 - 783
  Temperature range (°C): 4.007 - 17.461
  Nitrate (umol/L): 7.784 - 33.844
  Salinity (PPS): 34.736 - 36.384
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.309 - 5.817
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.619 - 2.063
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.984 - 26.688

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 297 - 783

Temperature range (°C): 4.007 - 17.461

Nitrate (umol/L): 7.784 - 33.844

Salinity (PPS): 34.736 - 36.384

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.309 - 5.817

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.619 - 2.063

Silicate (umol/l): 3.984 - 26.688
 
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Depth: 585 - 622m.
From 585 to 622 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Depth range from 220 to 1,060 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chaunax suttkusi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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