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Alepocephalus rostratus  Risso, 1820

Risso's smooth-head
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Portugal country information

Common names: Celindra, Celindra, Risso's smooth-head
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Occurs in southern Portugal (Ref. 4736).
National Checklist: Portugal
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Markle, D.F. and J.-C. Quéro, 1984
National Database: Portuguese Freshwater Fishes

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4460); max. reported age: 23 years (Ref. 32893)

Length at first maturity
Lm 27.7  range ? - ? cm

Environment

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 2250 m (Ref. 28822)

Climate / Range

Deep-water; 64°N - 17°S, 22°W - 22°E (Ref. 57317)

Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: northeast Atlantic and western Mediterranean to Cape Verde (Ref. 4736); Morocco to Cameroon, then from Angola to Namibia (Ref. 4460).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 20; Anal spines: 17-20

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over soft bottoms (Ref. 4736). Feeds on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids, decapods and mysids (Ref. 27637).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown