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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 425-1000 m during the day and from 0-175 m at night.
  • Hulley, P.A. 1986 Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
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Distribution

Subtropical convergence species in all oceans.
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Southern circumglobal in subtropical convergence (including Mascarenes).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 13; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 21 - 24
  • Hulley, P.A. 1986 Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
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Size

Maximum size: 50 mm SL
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Max. size

5.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4066))
  • Hulley, P.A. 1986 Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 4066)
  • Hulley, P.A. 1986 Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 13 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 2972
  Temperature range (°C): 1.792 - 23.267
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.709 - 37.980
  Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 35.512
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.166 - 5.585
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.178 - 2.704
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.714 - 125.802

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 2972

Temperature range (°C): 1.792 - 23.267

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.709 - 37.980

Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 35.512

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.166 - 5.585

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.178 - 2.704

Silicate (umol/l): 2.714 - 125.802
 
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Depth: 0 - 1000m.
Recorded at 1000 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 425-1000 m during the day and from 0-175 m at night.
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Migration

Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Gonichthys barnesi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
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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