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Echiodon rendahli (Whitley, 1941)
MESSMATE FISH
Pearlfish; Rendahl's Messmatefish; Carapus rendahli Whitley, 1941

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Echiodon rendahli (Whitley , 1941)

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Carapidae (Pearlfishes) > Carapinae
Etymology: Echiodon: Greek, echieys, eos = a little viper + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) ;   rendahli: Named for H. Rendahl.   More on author: Whitley .

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 5275 ).   Temperate

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

Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6347 ); 9.3 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Eel-like, shallow body depth; 1 to several symphyseal fangs on dentary and premaxilla; lacking cardiform teeth, pelvic fins, and swim bladder rocker bone; a patch of ridges posteriorly on the ventral surface of the swim bladder (Ref. 34024 ). Vexillum absent in adults (Ref. 34024 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Uncommon species (Ref. 34024 ). Benthic species (Ref. 75154 ) found over soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300 , 75154 ). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.

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

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Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins , 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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