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Biology

Found in a wide range of habitats, from near surface to near bottom and sometimes in huge schools (Ref. 2850). May range into coastal waters (Ref. 36711). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 36711). Seems to be sympatric with Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus, 1758) all around the world (Ref. 89357).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic: Indo-West-Pacific: Africa through the tropical Pacific to Hawaii and Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fernandez Is. (Ref. 89357). Eastern Central Pacific: California, USA. Western Central Atlantic: Florida, USA and Bahamas to Cuba (Ref. 7251).
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Circumglobal, including Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 4 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 13; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 18 - 19; Vertebrae: 23 - 24
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Size

Maximum size: 150 mm TL
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Max. size

15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850))
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Diagnostic Description

Branchiostegal rays: 4 (Ref. 36710).
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Type Information

Type for Macroramphosus gracilis
Catalog Number: USNM 51582
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: South Coast of Oahu Island. Honolulu Light, N. 2 degrees, E. 2.4', Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 386
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 50 - 500 m (Ref. 58302), usually 50 - 150 m (Ref. 58302)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 9 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 45.72 - 2100
  Temperature range (°C): 3.889 - 18.251
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.390 - 21.649
  Salinity (PPS): 34.511 - 35.779
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.770 - 5.134
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.212 - 1.469
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.261 - 27.515

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 45.72 - 2100

Temperature range (°C): 3.889 - 18.251

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.390 - 21.649

Salinity (PPS): 34.511 - 35.779

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.770 - 5.134

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.212 - 1.469

Silicate (umol/l): 2.261 - 27.515
 
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Trophic Strategy

Found in a wide range of habitats, from near surface to near bottom and sometimes in huge schools (Ref. 2850). May range into coastal waters (Ref. 36711).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 36711).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Macroramphosus gracilis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Slender snipefish

The slender snipefish or snipefish (Macroramphosus gracilis) is a snipefish of the genus Macroramphosus. It is found in tropical oceans around the world at depths of 50 to 500 m (160 to 1,640 ft). Its length is up to 15 cm (5.9 in).

References[edit]

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Macroramphosus gracilis" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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