Overview

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Biology

An oceanic, mesopelagic fish with some size stratification with respect to depth: small specimens (4.0 cm SL have only been taken in trawls fished to 490 m and deeper. During daytime minimal catch data indicate that the species is not found in the upper 500 m, but at night, small specimens (< ca. 2.5 cm SL) may migrate into the upper 120 m. Mature and expended females (Stages V and VI) have been caught in January and April, suggesting late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific.
  • Hulley, P.A. and G. Duhamel 2010 A review of the lanternfish genus Bolinichthys Paxton, 1972 (Myctophidae). Cybium 33(4)[for 2009]:259-304. (Ref. 96467)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 96467))
  • Hulley, P.A. and G. Duhamel 2010 A review of the lanternfish genus Bolinichthys Paxton, 1972 (Myctophidae). Cybium 33(4)[for 2009]:259-304. (Ref. 96467)
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Type Information

Type for Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
Catalog Number: USNM 92312
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Northern Mindanao and vicinity: Camp Overton Lt., Iligan Bay (Mindanao), S.1 degree E., 8.6 miles., Mindanao, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Iligan Bay, Pacific
Depth (m): 777 to 777
Vessel: Albatross
  • Type: Fowler, H. W. 1934. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 85: 284, fig. 44.
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Paratype for Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
Catalog Number: USNM 122359
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: P.I., Mindanao, Camp Overton, Iligan Bay, Mindanao, Philippines, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. 1934. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 85: 284, fig. 44.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 60 - 778 m (Ref. 280)
  • Herre, A.W.C.T. 1953 Check list of Philippine fishes. Res. Rep. U.S. Fish Wild. Serv., (20):977 p. (Ref. 280)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 777 - 777
 
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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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