Hime capitonis Gomon & Struthers, 2015

New Caledonian flagfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Aulopidae (Aulopus)
Etymology: capitonis: Name from Latin 'capitonis' meaning 'one with a large head', referring to the large head of this species relative to congeners; noun in apposition.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 240 - 300 m (Ref. 105374).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: off the southern tip of New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105374); 14.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 42 - 43. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 16 rays, of moderate height, non- filamentous rays in either sex, third ray usually longest, only slightly longer than shortest rays at middle of fin, longest ray 17.0-25.4% SL in males and females, distal margin nearly straight in both sexes, only slightly concave; caudal peduncle length 14.2-17.7% SL; distance from anus to anal fin origin 1.7-3.0 in distance from pelvic fin origin to anus; head large, length 32.3-35.6% SL; eye large, orbital diameter 10.8-13.0% SL; snout length 7.5-9.4% SL; upper jaw length 15.4-17.2% SL; pectoral fin length 19.6-22.2% SL; pelvic fin length 24.3-29.6% SL; 7-9 scales between anus and anal fin origin; body reddish brown to brown above and white to silvery below with dark brown edged saddles dorsally becoming reddish blotches below; dorsal fin of males with large red margined yellow spots, in females with red spots of moderate size in (Ref. 105374).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Gomon, M.F. and C.D. Struthers, 2015. Three new species of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Hime (Aulopidae, Aulopiformes), all resembling the types species H. japonica (Günther 1877). Zootaxa 4044(3):371-390. (Ref. 105374)

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 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00198 - 0.01108), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .