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Lipolagus ochotensis  (Schmidt, 1938)

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Bathylagidae (Deep-sea smelts)
Etymology: Lipolagus: Greek, lipos = fat + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335);  ochotensis: ochotensis which means bearing ears (Ref. 6885).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 6100 m (Ref. 50550).   Deep-water; 66°N - 36°S, 135°E - 114°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41299)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 16. Body slender and compressed. Anal fin base slightly shorter than dorsal fin base or caudal peduncle. Eye diameter longer than snout. dorsal end of gill slit reaching above midline of side of body. Traces of detached scales are not marked. Branchiostegal rays: 2 (Ref. 35604).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Northwest Pacific: Suruga Bay in Japan, Sea of Okhotsk (Ref. 6885) and the Bering Sea. Northeast Pacific: off British Columbia, Canada to northern Baja California, Mexico (Ref. 6885). Southwest Pacific: Australia (Ref. 7300).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous. With planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35604).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00348 - 0.01374), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.