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Alepocephalus planifrons Sazonov, 1993
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Alepocephalus planifrons Sazonov , 1993

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Etymology: Alepocephalus: Greek, alepos, alepidotos = without scales + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335 ) ;   planifrons: Named for its wide, smooth upper surface on the head.

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 750 m (Ref. 41471 ).   Deep-water

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Southeast Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal soft rays : 18 - 21; Vertebrae : 52 - 54. Head relatively short, <39.5-0.025% SL. Snout short (22-28%HL); broadly triangular anteriorly when viewed from above. Orbit diameter about 1/5 to 1/4 HL, along the whole upper edge and on the separate elongate-shaped part of the lower-posterior part of the orbit are accumulation s of whitish connective tissue. Interorbital space very wide, ca. 17-30% HL, flat, narrows very slightly at the middle of the orbit. Upper jaw extends to below the center of the orbit. Branchiostegal rays 8-9. Transverse rows of scales above lateral line 60-65, 30-35 predorsal. Gill rakers" length less than gill lamellae length, and completely free at the base. Opercle has a projection at the lower anterior corner; subopercle has a wide posterior edge usually with no separate processes. Anus not shifted forward from the origin of the anal fin. Pyloric caeca 12-18 (Ref. 41471 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits continental slopes.

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Sazonov, Y.I. , 1994. A new species of slickhead Alepocephalus planifrons (Alepocephalidae) from the southeastern Pacific. J. Ichthyol. 34(2):104-111. (Ref. 41471 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-02-18 12:09:42 gmt
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