Xyelacyba myersi, Gargoyle cusk

Xyelacyba myersi Cohen, 1961

Gargoyle cusk
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Actinopterygii (Straalvinnigen) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Xyelacyba: Greek, xyele, -es = plane (tool) + Greek, kybeia, -ou = a fish (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Cohen.

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

; marien bathydemersaal; diepteverspreiding 984 - 2500 m (Ref. 34024).   Deep-water

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Possibly worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas (but not yet caught in the eastern Pacific) (Ref. 34024). Eastern Atlantic: 2 specimens between 12°N and 9°25'N. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to off southern Brazil. Northwest Pacific: Ashizuri Cape, Japan.

Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 3686)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Dorsale zachte stralen (totaal): 89; Anale zachte stralen: 74. Body and tail strongly compressed, snout round and short, no spine on tip. Head and body uniformly whitish, margins of median fins light brown, jaws, pelvic fins, mouth and gill cavities deep brown. Peritoneum and stomach deep brown, intestine yellowish.

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

A benthopelagic species at bathyal depth (Ref. 56809). Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Rare species (Ref. 34024). Reproductive strategy possibly similar to other members of this family featuring oviparity, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

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Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Niet bedreigd (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 October 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Harmless





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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.5 - 5.2, mean 3.5 (based on 1299 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  Gemiddeld, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd 1,4-4,4 jaar (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Kwetsbaarheid (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .