Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Creediidae
Etymology: Myopsaron: Name from the Greek words 'mys' meaning mouse and 'opsaron' for a little fish, referring to its unique globular-shaped fleshy extension at tip of upper jaw, resembling the nose of mouse.; nelsoni: Named for J. S. Nelson, for his great contribution to our knowledge about taxonomy and systematics of the creediine fishes.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 51 - 99 m (Ref. 84004). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84004)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 18;
Vertebrae: 43 - 45. This species is unique in having the following characters: a globular fleshy extension at tip of upper jaw; lateral line divided into 2 parts, with 3 (rarely 2 or 4) grooved scales in the anterior series and 33-35 pored scales with distinct posterior lobe in the posterior series; higher counts of precaudal vertebrae than caudal vertebrae (24-26 + 18-21 = 43-45); edentate premaxilla; D 14-16; A 16-18; dorsal- and anal-fin rays 30-34, both fins restricted to posterior half of body; anal-fin origin below first to third dorsal-fin rays; pelvic-fin I,3-4 (almost always I,3); fourth pectoral- and first pelvic-fin rays greatly elongated and filamentous in male; all dorsal-, anal-, pectoral- and pelvic-fin segmented rays unbranched; caudal-fin rays 9 branched; anal-fin pterygiophores 1 (rarely two) anterior to first haemal spine; vomer and palatine teeth absent, 1 to 3 minute conical teeth on middle of dentary; epurals 2; both anterior and posterior nares pore-like; suborbital skin fold discontinuous at midway; infraorbital canal shortly interrupted below eye; mandibular canal not joined with preopercular canal (Ref. 84004).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Ogasawara Islands, Japan.
Collected by sledge nets from flat sandy bottoms off its type locality (Ref. 84004).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K., 2010. Myopsaron nelsoni, a new genus and species of sandburrowers (Perciformes: Trichonotidae: Creediinae) from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, (Suppl. 4):49-66. (Ref. 84004)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .