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Vinciguerria poweriae  (Cocco, 1838)

Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Phosichthyidae (Lightfishes)
Etymology: Vinciguerria: Because of Decio Vinciguerria, Italian ichthyiologist from Genova, 1856-1934 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 1000 m (Ref. 74511), usually 300 - 600 m (Ref. 47377).   Deep-water; 43°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 15; Vertebrae: 38 - 41. Dorsum dark, flanks silvery; dark pigment streak at lower jaw symphysis and over premaxilla; fins lacking color (Ref. 3988). Dorsal adipose fin present. Branchiostegal rays: 11 (Ref. 35839). Photophores conspicuous (Ref. 37473).

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Circumglobal (Ref. 3988), subtropical waters (Ref.47377). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Cape Verde, including the eastern Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 27768). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Western Pacific: Australia (including Western Australia and Tasmania) (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Pacific: Seaward edge of the California Current region (Ref. 35839); also found in Chile (Ref. 9068). South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epi- (Ref. 58302) and mesopelagic, mostly found at 300-600 m during the day and at 50-350 m at night (Ref. 3988, 58302); both juveniles and adults make diel vertical migrations (Ref. 4778). Feed on small crustaceans (Ref. 4778). Adult photophore complement attained at about 19 mm SL (Ref. 4778). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35839). Spawning takes place throughout the year in Mediterranean (Ref. 37473).

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Quéro, J.-C., J.C. Njock and M.M. de la Hoz, 1990. Photichthyidae. p. 343-348. 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. 1.

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 = 0.5312   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.27 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.