Xenolepidichthys dalgleishi  Gilchrist, 1922

Spotted tinselfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes (Dories) > Grammicolepididae (Grammicolepidids) > Grammicolepidinae
Etymology: Xenolepidichthys: Greek, xenos = strange + (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 128 - 885 m (Ref. 4503), usually 200 - 400 m (Ref. 4503).   Deep-water; 38°N - 7°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 27 - 29. Body silvery, with round black spots; anterior pelvic rays and end of caudal fin black (Ref. 4255). First dorsal spine minute, 2nd the longest; 1st anal spine markedly long, subequal to orbit (Ref. 13608). Gill rakers rudimentary.

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Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea, off Senegal, and off South Africa; reported from Namibia (Ref. 4255). Western Atlantic: Virginia, USA to northern South America (Ref. 7251). Also found in Brazil (Ref. 47377). Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines, New Caledonia, between Fiji and Tonga Islands, Australia (Ref. 7300), New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Indian Ocean (Ref. 47377).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental slope. Benthic species (Ref. 75154). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Karrer, C., 1990. Grammicolepididae. p. 634-636. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.1250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02040 (0.00780 - 0.05335), b=2.99 (2.76 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 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.