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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found over soft bottoms (Ref. 27363). Maximum length based on a single specimen (Ref. 27363).
  • Markle, D.F. and J.-C. Quéro 1984 Alepocephalidae (including Bathylaconidae, Bathyprionidae). p. 228-253. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4736)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4736&speccode=230 External link.
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Distribution

off southern New England to the Caribbean
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Possibly circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Ireland, and Morocco. Western Atlantic: two localities (20° and 39°N). One specimen from the Patagonian region of Argentina (Ref. 27363). Possibly in the Western Central Pacific (38717).
  • Markle, D.F. and J.-C. Quéro 1984 Alepocephalidae (including Bathylaconidae, Bathyprionidae). p. 228-253. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4736)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4736&speccode=230 External link.
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Cosmopolitan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17
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Size

Max. size

41.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27363))
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Diagnostic Description

Pelvic fins small (Ref. 27363).
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Type Information

Type for Alepocephalus productus
Catalog Number: USNM 33341
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1883
Locality: Cape May To Nantucket, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 2491 to 2491
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1150 - 3500 m (Ref. 27363)
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Depth range based on 31 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 25 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1143 - 3027.5
  Temperature range (°C): 2.672 - 5.567
  Nitrate (umol/L): 16.616 - 36.770
  Salinity (PPS): 34.615 - 35.300
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.464 - 6.309
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.116 - 2.486
  Silicate (umol/l): 11.708 - 103.830

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1143 - 3027.5

Temperature range (°C): 2.672 - 5.567

Nitrate (umol/L): 16.616 - 36.770

Salinity (PPS): 34.615 - 35.300

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.464 - 6.309

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.116 - 2.486

Silicate (umol/l): 11.708 - 103.830
 
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Depth: 2000 - 2500m.
From 2000 to 2500 meters.

Habitat: bathydemersal.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alepocephalus productus

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alepocephalus productus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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