Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 38 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 21 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 14 - 478
  Temperature range (°C): 10.257 - 27.672
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.136 - 15.278
  Salinity (PPS): 34.233 - 35.468
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.494 - 4.757
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 1.236
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.110 - 14.521

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Depth range (m): 14 - 478

Temperature range (°C): 10.257 - 27.672

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.136 - 15.278

Salinity (PPS): 34.233 - 35.468

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.494 - 4.757

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 1.236

Silicate (umol/l): 1.110 - 14.521
 
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records: 56
Specimens with Sequences: 48
Specimens with Barcodes: 48
Species: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Public Records: 29
Public Species: 1
Public BINs: 1
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Mene

The moonfish of the genus Mene, the sole extant genus of the family Menidae, are disk-shaped fish which bear a vague resemblance to gourami, thanks to their thread-like pelvic fins. Today, the genus is represented only by Mene maculata of the Indo-Pacific, where it is a popular food fish, especially in the Philippines, where it is known as bilong-bilong.[2]

As a genus, Mene has a long fossil history, with species found in marine sediments throughout the Cenozoic Era. The earliest accepted species, M. purdyi from the Paleocene of Peru, resemble later species, such as M. rhombea of the Monte Bolca lagerstätte, and even the living species, M. maculata. Experts remain undecided whether the Tunisian species, M. phosphatica is from the Lower Paleocene, thus making it older than M. purdyi, or whether it is from the Ypresian epoch of the Eocene. Almost all of the species are known primarily from the Paleogene; the Neogene record is rather sparse, if not totally nonexistent, with some otoliths found in Miocene strata, and no whole or even partial specimens known from Pliocene or Pleistocene strata.

Beyond being a group of perciform fish, the affinity of Mene remains obscure. Anatomical and recent molecular studies strongly suggest a relationship with the pomfrets, dolphinfishes, and the jacks. The genus' ancestry is particularly obscure, though it is suggested that some Cretaceous acanthomorph fish, particularly Aipichthyoides of Cretaceous Lebanon, was close to Mene's ancestry.

Gallery[edit]

Mene oblonga and Mene rhombea restorations
Mene fossil at the Geological Museum, Copenhagen

Timeline[edit]

QuaternaryNeogenePaleogeneHolocenePleist.Plio.MioceneOligoceneEocenePaleoceneQuaternaryNeogenePaleogeneHolocenePleist.Plio.MioceneOligoceneEocenePaleocene

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ Small-scale fisheries of San Miguel Bay, Philippines: options for management and research. ISBN 971-10-2208-7.
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