Off Tuggerah Lake (33º18´S) to off Sydney (33º53´S), NSW and TFDA/CSIRO specimens off TAS; tropical, 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)
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Valenciennellus&speciesname=tripunctulatus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Valenciennellus&speciesname=tripunctulatus https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Valenciennellus&speciesname=tripunctulatus ---> https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Valenciennellus-tripunctulatus.html
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Lightfishes and dragonfishes) >
(Marine hatchetfishes) > Maurolicinae
From Achille Valenciennes 1794-1865; he worked with Duméril, Cuvier and Lacepède since 1815; malacologist, author of a "Histoire naturelle des poissons" (Ref.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; non-migratory; depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref.
), usually 200 - 400 m (Ref.
). Deep-water; 67°N - 34°S, 98°W - 117°W
Worldwide in tropical to temperate waters (Ref.
). Eastern Atlantic: scattered records in Iceland, Ireland, Mediterranean Sea, also from Portugal southward to Namibia. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico (Ref.
). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref.
). Eastern Pacific: California Current region (Ref.
). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
, range 3 - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); 3.1 cm SL (female)
Oceanic and mesopelagic, with marked stratification of size with depth (Ref.
). Generally non-migrant or only short diel vertical migrations (Ref.
). A selective daytime feeder on copepods (mainly
). Also Ref. 58302.
Quéro, J.-C., J.C. Njock and M.M. de la Hoz
, 1990. Sternoptychidae. p. 275-282. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 8.1 - 19, mean 12.7 (based on 680 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.1 ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=1; tm<1; Fec=100-360 (annual<1000)).
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Agustin, Liza Q.
Ortañez, Auda Kareen
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