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Bathylagus euryops  Goode & Bean, 1896

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Bathylagidae (Deep-sea smelts)
Etymology: Bathylagus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 3237 m (Ref. 58018).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33729)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19. Body robust and compressed. Small gill opening. Anal fin base longer than the length of the caudal peduncle. Dark pigment on the scale pockets (Ref. 37473).

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Eastern Atlantic: Iceland, Faeroes and Shetlands to Portugal. Probably antitropical and present in other oceans. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Sometimes caught in large aggregations. Eggs and larvae are pelagic (Ref. 6345). Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 5951).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cohen, D.M., 1984. Bathylagidae. p. 392-394. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Volume 1. Unesco, Paris. (Ref. 6345)

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 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00226 - 0.01277), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.