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Psenes pellucidus  Lütken, 1880

Bluefin driftfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nomeidae (Driftfishes)
Etymology: Psenes: Greek, psenos, -e, -on = without hair (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lütken.

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 1000 m (Ref. 9563).   Deep-water; 42°N - 24°N

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Atlantic, Indian and Pacific.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4412)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-33; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 26 - 33; Vertebrae: 40 - 44. Adults dark brown to deep purple in color; eye dark blue. Young translucent with brown spots; first dorsal fin dark (Ref. 4412).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic species (Ref. 6891). Associated with jellyfish (Ref. 7251) and floating weed patches (Ref. 6891). Large adults may be benthic on continental slopes (Ref. 6891). Feeds on zooplankton and small pelagic fishes (Ref. 4777).

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Haedrich, R.L., 1986. Nomeidae. p. 846-850. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4412)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.9 - 19.3, mean 12.9 (based on 181 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [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):  3.9   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.