Histiobranchus australis  (Regan, 1913)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels) > Synaphobranchinae
Etymology: Histiobranchus: Greek, istion, istos = sail + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 950 - 3001 m (Ref. 31334).   Deep-water; 5°S - 48°S

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South Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Represented by at least two different geographical forms.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31334); 67.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 252-309; Anal soft rays: 164 - 218; Vertebrae: 122 - 134. Dorsal fin rays before anus 72-120; precaudal vertebrae 60-67 (usually 64-65); lateral line pores before anus 45-53 (Ref. 31334). Pectoral fins small.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species (Ref. 75154).

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Karmovskaya, E.S. and N.R. Merrett, 1998. Taxonomy of the deep-sea eel genus, Histiobranchus (Synaphobranchidae, Anguilliformes), with notes on the ecology of H. bathybius in the eastern North Atlantic. J. Fish Biol. 53(5):1015-1037. (Ref. 31334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.1 - 3, mean 2.6 (based on 203 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00071 (0.00030 - 0.00165), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .