Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Sexual maturity at a length of 7,5 cm (Ref. 47377).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Angola. Western Atlantic: Guyana to Brazil. Also known from the Western Pacific.
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Atlantic; Pacific: Philippines to southern Japan; Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands); Hawaiian Islands; probably more widespread.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 90 mm SL
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Max. size

9.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479))
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Type Information

Paratype for Bolinichthys distofax Johnson
Catalog Number: USNM 212025
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Hawaii: Mauna Loa Lava Flow, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Johnson, R. K. 1975. Copeia. 1975 (1): 54.
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Ecology

Habitat

Mesopelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Epipelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Environment

pelagic-oceanic; non-migratory; marine; depth range 100 - 690 m (Ref. 4479)
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 480 - 875
  Temperature range (°C): 8.485 - 11.689
  Nitrate (umol/L): 18.240 - 26.241
  Salinity (PPS): 35.347 - 35.615
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.333 - 3.885
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.115 - 1.495
  Silicate (umol/l): 7.850 - 16.675

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 480 - 875

Temperature range (°C): 8.485 - 11.689

Nitrate (umol/L): 18.240 - 26.241

Salinity (PPS): 35.347 - 35.615

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.333 - 3.885

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.115 - 1.495

Silicate (umol/l): 7.850 - 16.675
 
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 310 - 1120
  Temperature range (°C): 3.760 - 14.089
  Nitrate (umol/L): 14.903 - 32.649
  Salinity (PPS): 34.523 - 35.125
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.569 - 3.482
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.342 - 2.369
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.164 - 71.834

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 310 - 1120

Temperature range (°C): 3.760 - 14.089

Nitrate (umol/L): 14.903 - 32.649

Salinity (PPS): 34.523 - 35.125

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.569 - 3.482

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.342 - 2.369

Silicate (umol/l): 8.164 - 71.834
 
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Depth: 100 - 690m.
From 100 to 690 meters.

Habitat: pelagic. High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Bolinichthys distofax

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: Bolinichthys distofax

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
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