Zu cristatus  (Bonelli, 1819)

Scalloped ribbonfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lampriformes (Velifers, tube-eyes and ribbonfishes) > Trachipteridae (Ribbonfishes)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 90 m (Ref. 36610).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 118 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2713)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 120-150; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0; Vertebrae: 62 - 69. Young silvery in color with around 6 vertical bars on dorsal part of body and 4 on ventral part; tail with around 6 complete black bars; caudal fin blackish, base of fin pale (Ref. 2713). Adults silver grey in color but paler ventrally; dorsal fin scarlet; caudal fin reddish black, darker distally (Ref. 2713).

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Circumglobal in the tropical through temperate Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic (Ref. 26340) and mesopelagic species. Adults feed on small fishes and squids (Ref. 6392). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 36610). Swim with head up (Ref. 36731).

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7510   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.