Overview

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean: Endemic to warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 15; Analsoft rays: 13 - 15; Vertebrae: 43 - 45
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Size

Maximum size: 163 mm SL
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Max. size

16.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27676))
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Diagnostic Description

Last photophore of VAL series behind origin of anal and last photophore of VAV series. Aggregation of luminous tissue on head, when fully developed in fish > 7 cm SL, forming two triangular spots in upper and lower corners of gill cover; longitudinally orientated aggregations of luminous tissue on the anterior part of body, the largest of them behind pectoral fin insertion (slightly above lateral row of photophores) and close to pelvic fins (above median line of body and immediately above lateral row of photophores) (Ref. 27676).
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Type Information

Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333293
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Gibbs & et al.
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Atlantic
Depth (m): 104
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333290
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Gibbs & et al.
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Atlantic
Depth (m): 1800 to 1900
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Holotype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333306
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Sargasso Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 300 to 1200
Vessel: Anton Dohrn
  • Holotype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333288
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Liberia, Atlantic
Depth (m): 746 to 756
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333291
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Mauritania, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1900 to 2100
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333286
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Sierra Leone, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1300 to 1300
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333289
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Liberia, Atlantic
Depth (m): 246 to 256
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333287
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Eastern North Atlantic, Atlantic
Depth (m): 2100
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Paratype for Astronesthes atlanticus Parin & Borodulina
Catalog Number: USNM 333285
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1971
Locality: Saint Helena Island, Saint Helena, Atlantic
Depth (m): 1900 to 1800
Vessel: Walther Herwig
  • Paratype: Parin, N. V. & Borodulina, O. D. 1996. Voprosy Ikhtiologii. 36 (5): 593, fig. 7.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 300 - 1200 m (Ref. 27676)
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 9 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 104 - 2100
  Temperature range (°C): 3.506 - 15.977
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.971 - 36.323
  Salinity (PPS): 34.607 - 35.582
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.558 - 5.347
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.259 - 2.448
  Silicate (umol/l): 7.393 - 31.280

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 104 - 2100

Temperature range (°C): 3.506 - 15.977

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.971 - 36.323

Salinity (PPS): 34.607 - 35.582

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.558 - 5.347

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.259 - 2.448

Silicate (umol/l): 7.393 - 31.280
 
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Depth: 300 - 1200m.
From 300 to 1200 meters.

Habitat: pelagic.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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