Argentinolycus elongatus  (Smitt, 1898)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Argentinolycus: Named for Argentina, where the species is known mainly from the Argentine Patagonia, and the Greek 'lykos' (= wolf), a commonly used suffix for southern hemisphere zoarcid genera..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 11954).   Temperate

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Southwest Atlantic: Puerto Madryn, Argentina to Tierra del Fuego in the south.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11954)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongated and depressed neurocranium; parasphenoid wing is broad and without dorsal ramus projecting above ventral base of trigeminofacialis foramen; articulating frontal and parasphenoid; enlarged pterosphenoid; intercalar very small and set posteriorly; separate frontal bones, the frontal corner tapering; parietals meet in dorsal mid-line; small supraoccipital, with exoccipital narrowly articulating posteriorly; sphenotic excluded from parietal by frontal and pterotic; posterior ramus of hyomandibula is elongated; well developed palatopterygoid series; ectopterygoid overlap both anterior and dorsal surface of quadrate; ceratohyal-epihyal juncture with bone interdigitating along its entire length; 6 branchiostegal rays; 7-8 suborbital bones, its canal with 6 pores; no posttemporal ventral ramus; scapular foramen enclosed, scapula with well developed posterior strut; postcleithrum present; vertebrae asymmetrical, 22-24+62-69 = 84-90; well developed oral valve; gill slit extending ventrally to slightly below lower end of pectoral-fin base; absence of interorbital or occipital pores and commissure across parietals; suborbital pores along ventral ramus (6+0); nasal pores 2; only postorbital pore 4; lateral line mediolateral complete; no pyloric caeca; pelvic-fin membranes excised at tip; presence of scales, palatine and vomerine teeth (Ref. 90127).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the intertidal zone to about 40 m (Ref. 11954).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Anderson, M.E., 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 60:120 p. (Ref. 11954)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00234 (0.00106 - 0.00519), b=3.24 (3.04 - 3.44), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .