Overview

Distribution

from the Caribbean to east of Norfolk Canyon
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Atlantic: off North Carolina, USA and Suriname.
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Western Atlantic and Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Analspines: 0
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Size

Maximum size: 112 mm SL
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Max. size

11.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13608))
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Diagnostic Description

Single spine directing anteriorly above eye (Ref. 13608).
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Type Information

Type for Rondeletia bicolor
Catalog Number: USNM 38202
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1886
Locality: Nantucket To Cape Charles, Virginia, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 3001 to 3001
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range ? - 3003 m (Ref. 12965)
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Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 14 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 140 - 7160
  Temperature range (°C): 1.242 - 21.882
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.371 - 43.511
  Salinity (PPS): 34.288 - 35.970
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.195 - 6.187
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.528 - 3.089
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.140 - 143.156

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 140 - 7160

Temperature range (°C): 1.242 - 21.882

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.371 - 43.511

Salinity (PPS): 34.288 - 35.970

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.195 - 6.187

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.528 - 3.089

Silicate (umol/l): 1.140 - 143.156
 
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Depth: 0 - 3003m.
Recorded at 3003 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Rondeletia bicolor

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
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Wikipedia

Rondeletia bicolor

Rondeletia bicolor is a species of redmouth whalefish known only from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, where it is found at depths of around 3,003 m (9,852 ft). This species grows to a length of 11.2 cm (4.4 in).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Rondeletia bicolor" in FishBase. August 2012 version.


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