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Anoplogaster brachycera  Kotlyar, 1986

Shorthorn fangtooth
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Anoplogastridae (Fangtooth)
Etymology: Anoplogaster: Greek, ana = up + Greek, oplon = shield + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335);  brachycera: From the main characters of the young specimens which have short temporal and pre-opercular spines.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 31253).   Deep-water

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31253)

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Pacific and Atlantic: tropical waters, from the Sulu Sea in the western Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico to north of the Bahamas Islands in the western Atlantic (Ref. 50735); off southeastern USA (Moore, pers. comm.).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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

Paxton, J.R., 1999. Order Beryciformes. Anoplogastridae. Fangtooths. p. 2210. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome.

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 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.