Hoplichthys imamurai Nagano, McGrouther & Yabe, 2013

Imamura's ghost flathead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Hoplichthyidae (Ghost flatheads)
Etymology: Hoplichthys: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek,ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  imamurai: The new species is named for Dr. Hisashi Imamura, associate professor of Hokkaido University (HUMZ), in honor of his great contribution to the systematics of the Platycephaloidea, including the Hoplichthyidae.

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 302 m (Ref. 93721).   Deep-water; 18°S - 20°S

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Off Port Hedland and Point Cloates, Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93721)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17. A species of Hoplichthys with the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays VI-15; anal fin rays 17; pectoral-fin rays 13 + 3 = 16; short preoptic snout (31.2–32.7% HL); large eyes (23.8–24.7% HL); narrow interorbital width (2.6–4.1% HL); vomer without teeth; long, thin gill rakers; developed spines on ventral surface of lower jaw; single developed spine on each lateral scute; short free pectoral-fin rays (13.4–14.9% SL). In males, low first dorsal fin, its adpressed tips not reaching origin of second dorsal fin; some elongated second dorsal-fin rays filament-like; emarginate caudal fin, its upper edge elongated, filament-like.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Nagano, Y., M.A. McGrouther and M. Yabe, 2013. A new species of the hoplichthyid genus Hoplichthys (Teleostei: Hoplichthyidae) from northern Western Australia. Zootaxa 3681(3):241-248. (Ref. 93721)

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .