Platyberyx opalescens  Zugmayer, 1911

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caristiidae (Manefishes)
Etymology: Platyberyx: Name from the Greek 'platy' meaning flat and Beryx, a genus of beryciform fishes.;  opalescens: Name from Latin 'opalus', for an opal.

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1 - 2000 m (Ref. 94277).   Subtropical; 55°N - 27°S (Ref. 94277)

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Eastern Atlantic.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94277); 11.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-29; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19; Vertebrae: 32 - 34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: differs from P. paucus by having greater number of dorsal-fin rays (27-29 vs. 24-25), anal-fin rays (17-19 vs. 15-16), pectoral-fin rays (17-20 vs. 16-17), and vertebrae (32-34 vs. 31); from P. andriashevi by having fewer dorsal-fin rays (27-29 vs. 31-37), anal-fin rays (17-19 vs. 19-22), and vertebrae (32-34 vs. 36-39); and from both species by caudal-fin morphology (ventral caudal spur absent, procurrent rays cylindrical vs. ventral caudal spur present, procurrent rays flattened, bladelike); differs from P. rhyton and P. mauli by morphometrics, including a deeper body (52-64% vs. 45-52% SL), longer head length (>38% vs. <34% SL), longer prepectoral length (>39% vs. <36% SL), and smaller mouth (upper jaw extending approximately to mid-orbit vs. posterior margin of orbit); differs from P. pietschi by caudal-fin morphology (ventral caudal spur absent, procurrent rays cylindrical vs. ventral caudal spur present, procurrent rays flattened, bladelike) and gill-raker morphology (bristles on gill rakers small and uniform vs. small bristles and large spikes on rakers) (Ref. 94277).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Max. length of a photo (Rógvi Mouritsen, pers. comm., 2003).

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Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013. Revision of the manefish genera Caristius and Platyberyx (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Caristiidae), with description of five new species. Copeia 2013(3):415-434. (Ref. 94277)

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): 6.3 - 11.6, mean 10.4 (based on 91 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .