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Benthodesmus tenuis (Gunther, 1877)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Trichiuridae  
 Genus Benthodesmus  
  Benthodesmus tenuis    (Günther, 1877) 
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Synonyms: Benthodesmus benjamini Lepidopus aomori Lepidopus tenuis   details
Citation: Fishbase(2005); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Name Code: 383291
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Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther , 1877)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes) > Aphanopodinae
Etymology: Benthodesmus: Greek, benthos = depth of the sea + Greek, desmos = bond, chain (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Günther .

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 850 m (Ref. 6181 ).   Deep-water; 45°N - 36°S, 172°W - 175°E (Ref. 57013 )

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951 ), off Cape Hatteras, Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea to Angola. Western Indian Ocean: off Natal, South Africa (Ref. 11228 ). Western Pacific: Emperor Seamounts, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Viet Nam, and the Sulu Sea. Indian Ocean: south of Java, Indonesia. Reported from British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 11980 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 230 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10818 ); common length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10818 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 38 - 42; Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-89; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 69 - 76; Vertebrae : 122 - 132. Body silvery, jaws and opercle blackish. The inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly found over the continental slope (Ref. 27121 ). Juveniles mesopelagic (Ref. 6181 , 58302 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin , 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 21 May 2013

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Updated: 2020-05-26 14:20:58 gmt
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