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Bothrocara nyx  Stevenson & Anderson, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Bothrocara: Greek, bostrykos = cure of lack of hair + Tupí, guaraní, acará = the name of a fish. It could be also from Greek, kara = face (Ref. 45335);  nyx: Named for the Greek goddess of night and darkness; noun in apposition. It alludes ot the dark conditions prevalent in the deep waters and northern latitudes where this species occurs, and to the heavily pigmented lining of the mouth and visceral cavity.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 790 - 1508 m (Ref. 56148).   Temperate

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56148)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 103-112; Anal soft rays: 89 - 99; Vertebrae: 108 - 116. Diagnosis: Vertebrae 17 - 19 + 90 - 98 = 108 - 116. Pectoral fin rays 12 - 15. Vomerine teeth 0 - 3. Gill rakers moderately long, 23 - 27. Short snout, less than eye-diameter. Median occipital pore present. Lateral line is not visible on the body. Interior of mouth darkly pigmented (Ref. 56148).

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Northeast Pacific: Eastern Bering Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from the upper continental slope (Ref. 56148).

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Stevenson, D.E. and M.E. Anderson, 2005. Bothrocara nyx: a new species of eelpout (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the Bering Sea. Zootaxa 1094:53-64. (Ref. 56148)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.00129 (0.00054 - 0.00305), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.