Leptocephalus giganteus  Castle, 1959

Giant leptocephalus
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Notacanthiformes (Halosaurs and deep-sea spiny eels) > Notacanthidae (Deep-sea spiny eels)

Issue
More probably the larvae of a Notacanthus species after Smith (1989: Ref. 93804), of Notacanthus chemitzii Bloch, 1788 after Moser & Charter (1996: Ref. 35578). Confirmation work/publication still needed. Is uncertain in Notacanthidae in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. June 2013: Ref. 93641).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal.   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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Circumglobal: Eastern Pacific: central California to Peru. Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida, Bahamas; Eastern Atlantic: off Gabon; Southwest Pacific: Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Oviparous.

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Moser, H.G. and S.R. Charter, 1996. Notacanthidae: spinyeels. p. 82-85. In H.G. Moser (ed.) The early stages of fishes in the California Current Region. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) Atlas No. 33. 1505 p. (Ref. 35578)

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 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.