Bathysaurus mollis Günther, 1878

Highfin lizardfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Bathysauridae (Deepsea lizardfishes)
Etymology: Bathysaurus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, sauros = lizard (Ref. 45335).

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

; marino batidemersale; distribuzione batimetrica 1550 - 4903 m (Ref. 58302), usually 2000 - ? m (Ref. 4472).   Deep-water; 50°N - 20°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Circumglobal between latitude 50°N-20°S except tropical eastern Pacific. Eastern Atlantic: northern Ireland; Morocco to Gabon.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 78.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4472); common length : 40.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4472)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 16-17; Raggi anali molli: 13; Vertebre: 50 - 51. Moderately elongate and slender. Slightly depressed anteriorly and compressed posteriorly. Color generally white, with peritoneum, branchial and buccal regions dark. Small specimens have faint vertical bars (Ref. 37039).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 58302). Found on the continental rise and the abyss, commonly below 2,000 m, in water colder than 4°C. Larvae are probably pelagic in near-surface midwaters. Solitary, lurking bottom feeder. Probably piscivore (Ref. 4964).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Contrary to Ref. 240 this species is an hermaphrodite (Ref. 7463).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Sulak, K.J., 1990. Synodontidae. p. 365-370. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4472)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 July 2014

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): 1.7 - 4.1, mean 2.2 (based on 3164 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00126 - 0.00831), b=3.16 (2.93 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Basso, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 4.5 - 14 anni (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .