Hymenocephalus nesaeae  Merrett & Iwamoto, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Hymenocephalus: Named for its transparent membrane-like head covering (‘‘hymen head’’) and fragile nature of head bones (Ref. 100825).   More on author: Iwamoto.

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 919 - 1000 m (Ref. 98298).   Deep-water

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Western Central Pacific: Vanuatu; also recorded from New Caledonia (Ref. 86942).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98298)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: pelvic fin rays 13-14; pectoral fin rays 13-15; projecting snout 25-30% HL; no barbel; small orbit diameter 25% HL; interorbital width 55% HW; infraorbital width 16-17% HL; preopercular supporter is moderately long and straight, 6% HL; gill rakers 25-26; ventral striae reaching to about ? from pelvic fin bases to periproct; small otolith with rounded outline, no predorsal lobe developed, colliculi separated and reaching close to anterior and posterior rims of otolith; otolith length to height (OL:OH), 1.05; total colliculum length to pseudocolliculum length (TCL:PCL), 2.8 (Ref. 98298).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Schwarzhans, W., 2014. Head and otolith morphology of the genera Hymenocephalus, Hymenogadus and Spicomacrurus (Macrouridae), with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3888(1):1-73. (Ref. 98298)

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): 3.1 - 3.7, mean 3.4 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00097 - 0.00495), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .