Syntype(s) MNHP 1883-56, Gulf of Gascony; MNHP 1885–59-60, Gulf of Gascony.
New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
Off Newcastle, NSW (32º54´S) to off Perth, WA (33ºS); temperate, circumglobal.
that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur.
The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Timor Province (2), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Sigmops&speciesname=bathyphilus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Sigmops&speciesname=bathyphilus https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Sigmops&speciesname=bathyphilus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Sigmops-bathyphilus.html
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
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Taken from the name of the letter "S, sigma" (Ref.
. More on author:
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; non-migratory; depth range 700 - 3000 m (Ref.
), usually 2000 - ? m (Ref.
). Deep-water; 66°N - 62°S, 180°W - 180°E
Eastern Atlantic: scattered records from 65°30'N, 30°30'W (Ref.
) to Namibia; also off Cape Point, South Africa (Ref.
). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref.
). Western Central Atlantic: between 20°N and 5°S. Austral Atlantic and Pacific: between 30° to 35°S.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); 20.0 cm SL (female)
). There is marked stratification of size with depth and no diel vertical migrations (Ref.
). Initial photophore develops at about 1.1 cm SL (Ref.
). Feeds on crustaceans (Ref.
Sex reversal at about 5-10 cm SL (Ref.
). Some males become super males, apparently not undergoing sex reversal and are principal spawners (Ref.
). Females spawn at about 11 cm SL (Ref.
). Males macrosmatic, females microsmatic (Ref.
, 1984. Gonostomatidae. p. 284-301. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. volume 1. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 2.9 - 4.8, mean 3.7 (based on 1424 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00143 - 0.00920), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Agustin, Liza Q.
Capuli, Estelita Emily
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