Verilus pacificus

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Verilus pacificus (Mochizuki, 1979)

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes (Oceanic basses) > Malakichthyidae (Temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: pacificus: Named for its distribution in the Pacific Ocean.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 500 m (Ref. 37257).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and off Samoa Is., Fiji, Tuvalu and New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: lower jaw with a row of conical teeth posterior to a canine tooth near symphysis; absence of basioccipital fossa; proximal-middle radial of first anal-fin pterygiophore with no concavity on anterior surface; pectoral-fin rays 15; first gill arch with 14-15 gill rakers on lower arm; lateral-line scales 49-51 (Ref. 123567).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Apparently occurs on rocky slopes of islands and seamounts (Ref. 37257).

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Yamanoue, Y., 2016. Revision of the genus Verilus (Perciformes: Acropomatidae) with a description of a new species. J. Fish Biol., 89(5):2375-2398. (Ref. 123567)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.9 - 22.9, mean 18.8 °C (based on 124 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .