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Bregmaceros atlanticus  Goode & Bean, 1886

Antenna codlet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Bregmacerotidae (Codlets)
Etymology: Bregmaceros: Greek, bregma = front of the head + Greek, keras, -atos = horn (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4096); common length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 48-57; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 49 - 60; Vertebrae: 49 - 57. The head is of moderate size; eyes large; snout rounded. The first dorsal fin is well separated from the second dorsal fin. The body is brownish above, silvery below.

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Circumtropical. Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Generally oceanic. Feed on zooplankton and phytoplankton, especially crustaceans (Ref. 6735). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 6735).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Bailly, Nicolas | Collaborators

Cohen, D.M., 1990. Bregmacerotidae. p. 524-525. 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. 2.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00200 - 0.00831), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.