Lucigadus microlepis  (Günther, 1878)

Smallfin whiptail
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Lucigadus: Latin, lucius, Greek, lykos = wolf; pike + Latin, gadus = a fish cod?. By its predatory habits (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 204 - 600 m (Ref. 35908).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: North Fiji Basin, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Norfolk Ridge, New Caledonia and Arafura and Madura seas.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35908)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2. Prominent black blotch at tip of first dorsal fin; body with a banded pattern, the anal fin with distinct black margins under darkly banded areas; sides of head heavily peppered with large melanophores; few or no scales on branchiostegal and gular membranes.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).

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

Iwamoto, T. and N.R. Merrett, 1997. Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific. Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (176):473-570. (Ref. 35908)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.9 - 17.3, mean 11.3 (based on 185 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00095 - 0.00502), 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):  3.4   ±0.5 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .