Acanthonus armatus, Bony-eared assfish

Acanthonus armatus Günther, 1878

Bony-eared assfish
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Acanthonus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, onos = hake.  More on author: Günther.

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

; marin bathypélagique; profondeur 1171 - 4415 m (Ref. 75877).   Deep-water; 36°N - 23°S, 81°W - 154°E

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In deep waters off tropical and subtropical areas of all oceans. Especially abundant in the tropical western Atlantic (Ref. 3686). Reported from Carlsberg Ridge (6°22'N 60°12'E) and New Guinea (Ref. 33390). Known from Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, southern India, Philippines, Gulf of Panama and tropical west Africa (Ref. 44076).

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.5 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 34024)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Head large and body tapering. Snout with prominent, bifid spine. Opercular spine long and slender extending well beyond rear margin of head. Well developed spines at lower angle of preopercle. Eye small. Anterior gill arch with 16-22 developed rakers. Precaudal vertebrae 9-10.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Benthopelagic at bathyal and abyssal depths (Ref. 56809). Common species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Noted as having the smallest relative brain size among teleosts, and remarkably large semicircular canals (Ref. 7463).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Nielsen, J.G., 1990. Ophidiidae. p. 564-573. 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. (Ref. 3686)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 July 2014

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 4.1, mean 2.7 (based on 1440 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .