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Protoblepharon rosenblatti  Baldwin, Johnson & Paxton, 1997

Cook Islands Flashlightfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Anomalopidae (Lanterneye fishes)
Etymology: Protoblepharon: Greek, protos = the first + Greek, blepharos = eyelash.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 274 m (Ref. 26282).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Cook Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91770)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 30. This species is distinguished from it s congener P mccoskeri in having the following characters: body depth 2.8 in SL (vs. 2.3 in SL); pelvic fin origin posterior to (vs. anterior to) vertical through origin of dorsal fin; pectoral fin when appressed reaching (vs. falling short of) lateral line; pelvic fin when appressed reaching well beyond (vs. falling short of) midpoint between pelvic and anal fin origins; eye and light organ bigger; seventh dorsal-fin spine longer; pseudobranch filaments ca 27 (vs. 38); scale rows along vertical between origin of dorsal fin and lateral line ca. 18 (vs. ca. 30); scale rows along body axis ca. 145 (vs. over 260); enlarged scales 21 at anal fin base (vs. 37 surrounding anal fin base 37); 2-3 rows of irregularly shaped plate-like cycloid scales along outer margin of gill chamber (vs. single row of enlarged cycloid, plate-like scales); 97 (52 on right + 45 at left) enlarged scales along dorsal-fin base and 22 (11 at each side) along anal-fin base; a third row of flat, tooth-plate type gill rakers between the other two rows on each lower limb of second and third arches; number of abdominal scutes 13 (with the 7th not clearly defined); 14 abdominal and 16 caudal vertebrae, including second ural centrum; dorsal fin supported by 21anteroposteriorly expanded pterygiophores (7 spinous, 14 soft ray); one supraneural anterior to the first and second neural spines; supraneural and pterygiophore insertion formula 0/0/1+1/1/1/1/1/1/0/1/1/1/1/1/2/3/3; anal fin supported by 12 anteroposteriorly expanded pterygiophores, first 3 inserting anterior to haemal spine of first caudal (15th) vertebra (Ref. 91770).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Moore, Jon A. | Collaborators

Ho, H.-C. and G.D. Johnson, 2012. Protoblepharon mccoskeri, a new flashlight fish from eastern Taiwan (Teleostei: Anomalopidae). Zootaxa 3479:77-87. (Ref. 91770)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7520   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .