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Anoptoplacus pygmaeus  Smith-Vaniz, 2017

Pygmy jawfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Anoptoplacus: Greek 'anoptos' (unseen) and 'plakos' (flat round plate), referring to the externally hidden and plate-like infraorbital bones.;  pygmaeus: Name from Latin 'pygmaeus' (dwarf or pygmy-like), referring to the diminutive size of this species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 240 - 267 m (Ref. 114925).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Mexico.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 26. This miniature species is distinguished by the following reductive character states: laterosensory canal system of head and body is reduced; scale rows in longitudinal series 20-23, oblique; with low number of caudal-fin rays (14 segmented, middle 10 branched, 4 procurrent); A I, 9; dorsal-fin elements total 20-21; upper lip darkly pigmented and presence of a black stripe on basal third to fourth of dorsal fin (Ref. 114925).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 2017. Descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Caribbean deep-water jawfishes (Teleostei: Opistognathidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:46-58. (Ref. 114925)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .