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Aulastomatomorpha phospherops  Alcock, 1890

Luminous slickhead
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Etymology: Aulastomatomorpha: Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, stoma = mouth + Greek, morphe = shape (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Alcock.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1717 - 2020 m (Ref. 40779).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40779); 20.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 21; Anal soft rays: 33 - 41; Vertebrae: 52. Head naked, covered with soft, tough skin. Cephalic lateralis system with 5 pores each in the supraorbital, preopercular, and mandibular series and 4 in posttemporal series. No trace of supratemporal commissure. Two pores joined by a short, dark canal on lachrymal on each side of snout above the maxillae. Snout elongate with upper jaw shorter than the lower jaw. Head narrow. Body with small, barely or non-imbricate scale pockets. Branchiostegal rays 5 (?). Pyloric caeca 4 (Ref. 40779).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Coral Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Markle, D.F. and Y.I. Sazonov, 1996. Review of the rare deep-sea genus, Aulastomatomorpha (Teleostei: Salmoniformes), with a discussion of relationships. Copeia 1996(2):497-500. (Ref. 40779)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.