Ateleopus natalensis  Regan, 1921

Jelly-head fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ateleopodiformes (Jellynose fishes) > Ateleopodidae (Jellynose fishes)
Etymology: Ateleopus: Greek, ateles = imperfect + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Regan.

Issue
Is a synonym of Scomberomorus japonicus Bleeker, 1853 (Kaga, 2017). Species summary page to be deleted.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 145 - 660 m (Ref. 5528).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Cape, South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5528)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10. Greyish in color, fins blackish (Ref. 5528). Dissection shows pelvic fins to have 2 minute spines in front of the long ray, and variable number of vestigial spines and rays in skinny projection behind the long ray.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Moore, Jon A. | Collaborators

Smith, M.M., 1986. Ateleopodidae. p. 404-406. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5528)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.6 - 16, mean 13.9 (based on 41 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5315   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00191 (0.00072 - 0.00507), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.