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Alepocephalus productus  Gill, 1883

Smalleye smooth-head
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Etymology: Alepocephalus: Greek, alepos, alepidotos = without scales + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1150 - 3500 m (Ref. 27363).   Deep-water; 53°N - 49°S, 180°W - 180°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27363)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17. Pelvic fins small (Ref. 27363).

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Possibly circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Ireland, and Morocco. Western Atlantic: two localities (20° and 39°N). One specimen from the Patagonian region of Argentina (Ref. 27363). Possibly in the Western Central Pacific (38717).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over soft bottoms (Ref. 27363). Maximum length based on a single specimen (Ref. 27363).

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Markle, D.F. and J.-C. Quéro, 1984. Alepocephalidae (including Bathylaconidae, Bathyprionidae). p. 228-253. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4736)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.