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Bathylutichthys taranetzi  Balushkin & Voskoboinikova, 1990

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Bathylutichthyidae (Antarctic sculpins)
Etymology: taranetzi: Named in honor of A.Ya. Taranets (1910-1941), outstanding Soviet ichthyologist.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1650 m (Ref. 41738).   Deep-water

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35725)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 36; Vertebrae: 49. Two barbels on lower jaw at corner of mouth; body flaccid, naked; all fin rays unbranched; 7 branchiostegal rays.; 2 pairs of nostrils; no teeth on vomer and palatines; slit absent to rear of last gill; gill membranes fused with interbranchial space, not forming a free fold at the rear; scapula and coracoid separated; scapular foramen narrow, open to cleithrum; 2 radials in the skeleton of the pectoral fin, interradial foramina absent; postcleithrum absent; pelvic fins without spiny ray; first proximal pterygiophore of dorsal fin lacking ray; no pleural ribs, epipleurals present only on first 6 vertebrae; pleurostylar vertebra with haemal arch fused with the center and elongated neural process; urostylar vertebra fused with hypurals to form a single bony complex; 1 epural; pores absent from lateral line of trunk; postorbitals absent (Ref. 41738).

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Southern Ocean: South Georgia Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Balushkin, A.V. and O.S. Voskoboynikova, 1990. A new family, Bathylutichthyidae (Cottoidei, Scorpaeniformes), for the deepwater fish Bathylutichthys taranetzi gen. et sp. nov. from South Georgia Island (Antarctica). J. Ichthyol. 30(2):67-75. (Ref. 41738)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.