Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
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Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands), Fiji and Tuvalu (Ref. 12596), Hawaii. Indian Ocean: western part of equatorial zone.
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Central Indian Ocean, Western and Central Pacific: East Africa and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands, Society Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33 - 35; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 24; Vertebrae: 17 - 23
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Size

Maximum size: 470 mm SL
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Max. size

47.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))
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Diagnostic Description

Body color dark-brown to black. Scales on body and head spineless. Scaleless areas above and behind the eye. Caudal fin rounded in young and juveniles, forked in adults. Attains 47 cm SL.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 1 - 520 m (Ref. 58302)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 340 - 500
  Temperature range (°C): 12.730 - 12.730
  Nitrate (umol/L): 14.004 - 14.004
  Salinity (PPS): 34.998 - 34.998
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.026 - 4.026
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.998 - 0.998
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.114 - 8.114

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 340 - 500
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eumegistus illustris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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