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Chascanopsetta megagnatha  Amaoka & Parin, 1990

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Chascanopsetta: Greek, chaskanon, -ou = a mask used in classicla Greek theatre with the mouth opened + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335);  megagnatha: From the Greek megas for large and gnathos for jaw, in reference to the large mouth.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 410 - 590 m (Ref. 10737).   Deep-water

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10737)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 111-118; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 71 - 81; Vertebrae: 52 - 56. About one-fourth to one-third of lower jaw length projecting anterior to upper jaw symphysis; upper jaw length 0.98-1.18 in HL, lower jaw length 0.67-0.83; pectoral fins asymmetrical, fin on ocular side slightly longer than on blind side (Ref. 10737).

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Southeast Pacific: known from three seamounts on the Sala y Gomez Ridge, between Chile and Easter Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Amaoka, K. and N.V. Parin, 1990. A new flounder, Chascanopsetta megagnatha, from the Sala-y-Gomez Submarine Ridge, Eastern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Copeia 1990(3):717-722. (Ref. 10737)

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 models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00650 - 0.03070), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.