Phycis chesteri  Goode & Bean, 1878

Longfin hake
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Phycidae (Phycid hakes)
Etymology: Phycis: Taken from Greek, phykon = seaweed; because of the habits of this fish that lives hidden among them (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range 90 - 1500 m (Ref. 40643), usually 360 - 800 m (Ref. 1371).   Temperate; 61°N - 24°N, 81°W - 40°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 58426)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0. Dorsal fin with an extremely elongated ray, its length longer than head length. Longest pelvic-fin ray reaching beyond the posterior end of the anal-fin base. Olive on sides, belly pale; the margins of the dorsal, caudal and anal fins darker.

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Western Atlantic: Canada to straits of Florida, found in the outer continental shelves and slopes, but not abundant to south of Cape Hatteras.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Minimum depth at 90 m (Ref. 1371). Most abundant between 360 and 800 m. Feeds mostly on crustaceans (especially euphusiids, shrimps and amphipods (Ref. 5951)) but also on mollusks and fishes (Ref. 1371).

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Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

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 = 0.6255   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00140 - 0.00859), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.