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Cyttopsis rosea  (Lowe, 1843)

Rosy dory
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes (Dories) > Parazenidae (Parazen) > Cyttopsinae
Etymology: Cyttopsis: Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity + Greek, opsis = appearance.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 150 - 730 m (Ref. 9563), usually 330 - 690 m (Ref. 7251).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6953); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-30; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 29 - 30. Rosy pink and silvery in color; pelvic fins reddish with black membranes (Ref. 4253). Mouth large, oblique, highly protrusible; anteriorly directing spine in a series on supraorbital; pelvic fin spine soft, flexible; pelvic fin soft rays long, the longest reaching 5th anal ray when depressed; 1st anal spine large and immovable, 2nd one small and moveable (Ref. 13608).

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Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to southeastern USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to western Caribbean (Ref. 7251); northern coast of South America (Ref. 5217). Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay round the South African coast to Natal. Indian Ocean: Somalia (Ref. 30573) and off the south-west coast of India. Western Pacific: off Japan, eastern Australia (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Bathypelagic (Ref. 5951). Forms schools. Feeds on other fishes and swimming decapod crustaceans (Ref. 4968).

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Heemstra, P.C., 1995. Additions and corrections for the 1995 impression. p. v-xv. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Revised Edition of Smiths' Sea Fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 11228)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8125   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.