Overview

Distribution

circum-(sub)tropical
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Range Description

This species was originally described from 'Sandy Bay' - believed to be off Massachusetts (Hamy, 1968) - and occurs in the Atlantic Ocean between 45 ºN and the southern subtropical convergence. Roper and Jereb 2010) suggest its distribution may extend into the western Indian Ocean (Voss et al. 1992) in association with the Agulhas Current but other authors suspect its distribution is restricted to the Atlantic (Young 2013).
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Ecology

Habitat

mesopelagic, rare
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Individuals mature in depths deeper than 2,000 m, although spawning probably occurs at the surface at night (Voss et al. 1992). This species does not appear to undergo diel vertical migration (Voss et al. 1992). It is preyed upon by northern and southern bottlenose whales.

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 81 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 73 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 10 - 3417.5
  Temperature range (°C): 2.336 - 22.868
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.158 - 22.488
  Salinity (PPS): 34.875 - 36.537
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.594 - 6.367
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.034 - 1.497
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.903 - 25.791

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 10 - 3417.5

Temperature range (°C): 2.336 - 22.868

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.158 - 22.488

Salinity (PPS): 34.875 - 36.537

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.594 - 6.367

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.034 - 1.497

Silicate (umol/l): 0.903 - 25.791
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Taonius pavo

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACCTTATATTTTATCTTTGGTATTTGAGCAGGATTATTAGGTACTTCTTTA---AGATTAATAATCCGTACTGAATTAGGACAACCAGGATCACTACTAAATGAT---GATCAATTATATAACGTGGTAGTAACTGCTCACGGATTTATCATAATTTTTTTTTTAGTAATACCTATTATAATTGGAGGATTTGGRAATTGATTGGTCCCATTAATA---CTAGGAGCACCAGATATAGCATTCCCACGTATAAATAATATAAGCTTTTGACTTCTTCCTCCTTCCTTAACACTATTATTAGCCTCTTCTGCTGTTGAAAGAGGTGCAGGAACAGGGTGAACAGTCTACCCCCCTTTATCTAGAAATTTATCTCATGCTGGACCCTCTGTAGATCTA---GCCATTTTTTCTTTGCATTTAGCAGGAGTATCCTCTATTCTTGGAGCAATTAATTTTATTACAACTATTTTAAATATACGTTGAGAAGGTCTACAAATAGAACGATTACCCCTTTTTGCTTGATCTGTTTTTATTACCGCAATTCTACTGCTCTTATCTCTCCCAGTACTAGCAGGA---GCCATTACTATATTACTAACCGACCGAAATTTCAATACTACCTTTTTTGACCCTAGAGGAGGAGGGGACCCTATTTTATACCAACATCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Taonius pavo

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

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.

Reviewer/s
Young, R., Vecchione, M. & Böhm, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
Taonius pavo is an oceanic species which has a wide geographic distribution and inhabits deep-water, making it is less susceptible to human impact. It is also not targeted by fisheries and is unlikely to be in the future. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern. However, more research is still needed on its ecology and biology.
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Population

Population
Its population size is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is recommended, specifically on the taxonomy, distribution, population abundance and ecology of this species.
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