Overview

Distribution

Caribbean to Bear Seamount
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic Ocean: Eastern Atlantic: off Mauritania, Gulf of Guinea, off Morocco and Madeira; also off Cape Town, South Africa (Ref. 11953). Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Often confused with Bathygadus melanobranchus Vaillant, 1888.
  • Geistdoerfer, P. 1990 Macrouridae. p. 541-563. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3587)
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North Atlantic and southeastern Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 132 - 134; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 130
  • Iwamoto, T. 1986 Macrouridae. p. 330-341. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2800)
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Size

Maximum size: 465 mm TL
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Max. size

46.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3587))
  • Geistdoerfer, P. 1990 Macrouridae. p. 541-563. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3587)
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Diagnostic Description

The head is relatively large; eyes also large. Body tapers abruptly from behind the pectoral fin. Caudal fin absent (Ref. 2800).
  • Iwamoto, T. 1986 Macrouridae. p. 330-341. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2800)
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Type Information

Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 34918
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Near Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1249 to 1249
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 34910
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Near Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1249 to 1249
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 34911
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Near Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1249 to 1249
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 74342
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 768 to 768
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 34920
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1884
Locality: Caribbean Sea: Near Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1249 to 1249
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 44620
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1324 to 1324
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Paratype for Bathygadus favosus Goode & Bean
Catalog Number: USNM 34909
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
  • Paratype: Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. 1886. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 12 (5): 160.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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benthic
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Environment

bathydemersal; non-migratory; marine; depth range 770 - 2745 m (Ref. 3587)
  • Geistdoerfer, P. 1990 Macrouridae. p. 541-563. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3587)
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Depth range based on 28 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 24 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 600 - 1848
  Temperature range (°C): 3.139 - 9.407
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.187 - 34.139
  Salinity (PPS): 34.420 - 35.960
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.980 - 6.134
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.039 - 2.370
  Silicate (umol/l): 10.905 - 54.895

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 600 - 1848

Temperature range (°C): 3.139 - 9.407

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.187 - 34.139

Salinity (PPS): 34.420 - 35.960

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.980 - 6.134

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.039 - 2.370

Silicate (umol/l): 10.905 - 54.895
 
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Depth: 770 - 2745m.
From 770 to 2745 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bathygadus favosus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bathygadus sp.

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of potential interest
  • Iwamoto, T. 1978 Macrouridae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Central Atlantic (fishing area 31). Vol. 3, FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9596)
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