Bassogigas gillii  Goode & Bean, 1896

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Bassogigas: Latin, bassus = thick, fat + Latin, gigas, gigantis = giant (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 637 - 2239 m (Ref. 75877).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific (between the southern tip of South Africa and New Caledonia) and Atlantic (except east Atlantic).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 85.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4103)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 103-110; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 82 - 88; Vertebrae: 60 - 64. This species is distinguished and differs from B. walkeri by its long lateral line, snout to end of lateral line 64-80% SL (vs. 39.5% SL) and ending below dorsal fin ray number 47-69 (vs. 10) and above vertebra number 31-43 (vs. 12); scales in midline of body 130-150 (vs. 175); distance between base of pelvic fins and anal fin origin 24.0-32.5% SL (vs. 34.5% SL); two median basibranchial tooth patches, the anterior short and broad (vs. long and narrow); scale rows between origin of dorsal fin and lateral line 7-8 (vs. 11); sagitta thin, 12-16% its height (vs. 23% its length) (Ref. 86400).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).

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Nielsen, J.G. and P.R. Møller, 2011. Revision of the bathyal cusk-eels of the genus Bassogigas (Ophidiidae) with description of a new species from off Guam, west Pacific Ocean. J. Fish Biol. 78:783-795. (Ref. 86400)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (55 of 100) .