Monognathus nigeli Bertelsen & Nielsen, 1987

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes (Swallowers and gulpers) > Monognathidae (Onejaws)
Etymology: Monognathus: Greek, monos = one + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  nigeli: Named after Nigel Merrett who has provided the suthors with several specimens of Monognathus and was very helpful during their revisionary work.  More on authors: Bertelsen & Nielsen.

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1500 - 3910 m (Ref. 34506).   Deep-water

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Northeast Atlantic.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34506)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 82-95; Anal soft rays: 56 - 60. M. nigeli differs from the other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: head long with elongate, pointed snout and almost straight jaw, skull length 6.0-7.0% TL, rostral fang strongly hooked with distal part in a neatly right angle to dorsal profile of skull, predorsal length 14.5-18.5% TL, anterior anal fin ray below dorsal fin ray nos. 15-21, and 5 lateral, subdermal spots of pigmentation (Ref. 34506).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Four "Discovery" specimens were taken in closing nets between 1510 and 3910 m depth, three of these 1500-2000 m, and one 23 m above the bottom. The "Vityaz" specimen was taken between 3000 m and the surface (Ref. 34506).

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Bertelsen, E. and J.G. Nielsen, 1987. The deep sea eel family Monognathidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Steenstrupia, 13(4):141-198. (Ref. 34506)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 10 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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .