Acanthonus armatus, Bony-eared assfish

Acanthonus armatus Günther, 1878

Bony-eared assfish
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Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > 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 Ökologie

; seewasser bathypelagisch; tiefenbereich 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).

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.5 cm SL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 34024)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

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     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. 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 Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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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)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 120744)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 July 2014

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  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).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  mittel, Verdopplung der Population dauert 1,4 - 4,4 Jahre. (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .