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Phyllorhinichthys micractis  Pietsch, 1969

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae (Dreamers)
Etymology: Phyllorhinichthys: Greek, 'phyllon' = leaf + Greek, 'rhinos' = nose or snout + Greek, 'ichthys' = fish (in reference to the leaf-like flaps on its snout) (Ref. 86949).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1000 - 3600 m (Ref. 53300).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 5. Diagnosis: Metamorphosed females of this species have short illicium (11.5-12.6%SL); have two anterior escal appendage; and considerably shorter, stouter, distal escal appendage (6.4-15.8%SL) (Ref. 53300). Further characterized by presence of vomerine teeth; strongly convex dorsal margin of frontal bones; well developed sphenotic spines; skin is smooth and naked, without dermal spinules; darkly pigmented skin of caudal peduncle extends well past base of caudal fin (Ref. 86949).

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Eastern Pacific: 2 records of which holotype, Off Guadalupe Island, Mexico (29°16'30"-29°35'30"N, 118°11'30"-118°18'30"W). North-eastern Atlantic: 1 record (56°N, 26°W). Central-western Atlantic: 1 record in Sargasso Sea. Indian Ocean: 1 record.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from nine (9) known specimens (Ref. 10523, 53300). A 9.6-cm specimen appears to be a sexually mature, where the right ovary, about 26 mm long (27.1%SL), contains approximately 130,000 eggs (count based on extrapolation from wet weight) each about 0.3 mm in diameter (Ref. 53300).

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Bertelsen, E., 1986. Oneirodidae. p. 1383-1399. 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. UNESCO, Paris, Vol. 3. (Ref. 10523)

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 = 0.7500   [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):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.