Bathypterois dubius  Vaillant, 1888

Mediterranean spiderfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes)
Etymology: Bathypterois: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, pterois = with wings (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Vaillant.

Issue
Bathypterois mediterraneus (considered as a synonym) may be valid.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 2800 m (Ref. 3397), usually 2100 - 2300 m (Ref. 32939).   Deep-water; - 6°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3590); 20.4 cm TL (female)

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Eastern Atlantic: northeast Atlantic to off Sierra Leone; one record from the Mediterranean. One record from the northwest Atlantic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on continental slope and rise between temperatures of 12°C to 4°C (Ref. 3590). Usually solitary; probably forms occasional aggregates. Feeds on mysids and benthopelagic copepods. Synchronously hermaphroditic (Ref. 6688).

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Merrett, N.R., 1990. Chlorophthalmidae. p. 351-360. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3590)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00195 - 0.01230), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (k=0.13-0.4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.