Articles on this page are available in 1 other language: Spanish (1) (learn more)

Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feed on euphausiid shrimps and fishes. Edible but flesh is bland (Ref. 5217).
  • Post, A. 1990 Alepisauridae. p. 387-388. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4476)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Distribution

all major Oceans; holotype and some paratypes from off Georges Bank
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Circumglobal.
  • Heemstra, P.C. and M.M. Smith 1986 Alepisauridae. p. 280-281. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4059)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Circumglobal, but not in eastern Pacific.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© FishWise Professional

Source: FishWise Professional

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 40 - 48; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 13 - 16
  • Heemstra, P.C. and M.M. Smith 1986 Alepisauridae. p. 280-281. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4059)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Size

Maximum size: 960 mm TL
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© FishWise Professional

Source: FishWise Professional

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Max. size

96.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4059))
  • Heemstra, P.C. and M.M. Smith 1986 Alepisauridae. p. 280-281. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4059)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Diagnostic Description

Iridescent brownish-black above, paler below; dorsal fin with horizontal row of white spots (Ref. 4059).
  • Heemstra, P.C. and M.M. Smith 1986 Alepisauridae. p. 280-281. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4059)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Type Information

Holotype for Alepisaurus brevirostris
Catalog Number: USNM 186197
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1957
Locality: Western North Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic
Vessel: Delaware
  • Holotype:
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes

Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Occasionally found in Canadian Atlantic waters.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 640 - 1591 m (Ref. 57178)
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System 2006 OBIS-extracted Depth Data. Harvested by E.Agbayani July 2006 at www.iobis.org. (Ref. 57178)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Depth range based on 99 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 88 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4 - 3400
  Temperature range (°C): 2.767 - 17.363
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.724 - 35.010
  Salinity (PPS): 34.066 - 34.950
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.906 - 6.465
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.285 - 2.379
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.847 - 74.548

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4 - 3400

Temperature range (°C): 2.767 - 17.363

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.724 - 35.010

Salinity (PPS): 34.066 - 34.950

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.906 - 6.465

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.285 - 2.379

Silicate (umol/l): 1.847 - 74.548
 
Note: this information has not been validated. Check this *note*. Your feedback is most welcome.

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Trophic Strategy

Feeds on euphausiid shrimps and fishes.
  • Post, A. 1990 Alepisauridae. p. 387-388. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4476)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Partner Web Site: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on euphausiid shrimps and fishes
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 36025).
  • Ambrose, D.A. 1996 Alepisauridae: lancetfishes. p. 379-381. In H.G. Moser (ed.) The early stages of fishes in the California Current region. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) Atlas No. 33. 1505 p. (Ref. 36025)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alepisaurus brevirostris

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

AGCCTCCTTATCCGAGCCGAGCTAAGCCAACTGGGGGCCATTCTGGGAGAT---GACCAAATCTATAACGNAATCGTAACCGCCCACGCCTTCCTAATAATCTTCTTCATAGTAATGCCCGTTATAATCGGCGGGTTCGGAAACTGACTAATCCCCCTAATG---ATCGGAGCCCCTGACATAGCCTTTCCGCGAATGAACAACATGAGCTTCTGACTCCTTCCTCCATCCTTCCTCCTTCTCCTCTCCTCTTCAGCTGTTGAAGCTGGAGCCGGGACAGGGTGAACAGTATACCCTCCTCTTGCTAGCAACTTAGCACACGCCGGAGCCTCAGTTGACCTA---ACCATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTGGCAGGTATTTCCTCTATCCTCGGGGCTATCAACTTTATCACAACAATCATTAATATGAAACCCCCAGCCATCACTCAGTACCAAACTCCCCTGTTTGTTTGAGCCGTTCTTATTACCGCAGTTCTTCTTCTACTCTCCCTCCCCGTCCTAGCAGCA---GGCATCACTATGCTCCTCACAGATCGAAACCTGAACACAACCTTCTTTGACCCAGCCGGCGGAGGGGATCCAATTCTTTATCAACACCTCTTCTGATTCTTTGGACACCCAGAAGTTTACATTTTAATTCTCCCCGGCTTCGGAATAATCTCCCACATTGTTGCCTACTACTCAGGCAAGAAA---GAACCCTTCGGTTACATGGGCATGGTCCGAGCATTGGTGGGGATCGGACTCCTAGGTTCAATTGTTTGA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NNN---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NNN------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NNN
-- end --

Download FASTA File

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Barcode of Life Data Systems

Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alepisaurus brevirostris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Barcode of Life Data Systems

Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!