Barbapellis pterygalces, Moose eelpout

Barbapellis pterygalces Iglésias, Dettai & Ozouf-Costaz, 2012

Moose eelpout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Barbapellis: Name from Latin 'barba' for beard and 'pellis' for skin; referring to the skin flaps situated all around the mouth.;  pterygalces: The species name pterygalces is from the Greek πτερύγιο (fin) and the Latin alces (moose) and refers to the palmate pectoral fins of the species similar to moose palmate antlers. The English common name "moose eelpout" and the French common name "lycode élan" are proposed (Ref. 87479).

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1137 - 1231 m (Ref. 87479).   Polar; 65°S - 66°S, 139°E - 140°E

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Southern Ocean: off Terre Adélie.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.4 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 117; Anal soft rays: 101; Vertebrae: 120. This species is defined by the following set of characters: with a system of cephalic skin crests and prominent flaps, composed by 1 nasal, 2 maxillary, 2 anteromandibular and 2 posteromandibular flaps, and 1 mediodorsal, 2 laterodorsal, 2 supraorbitomaxillary, 2 preoperculomandibular, 2 internoventral, and 2 externoventral crests; preoperculomandibular pores 6; suborbital pores 4; postorbital pores 2; nasal tubes are elongate; large, flexible, and highly palmate pectoral fins (length 143.9% HL); 12-13 pectoral-fin rays; presence of pelvic fins; restricted gill slit; minute and sparse scales on body; lateral line mediolateral, short, not continuing on body; palatine and vomerine teeth present; vertebrae 21 + 99 = 120 (Ref. 87479).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on muddy bottom, collected at ca 1200 m depth (Ref. 87479).

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Iglésias, S.P., A. Dettai and C. Ozouf-Costaz, 2011. Barbapellis pterygalces, new genus and new species of a singular eelpout (Zoarcidae: Teleostei) from the Antarctic deep waters. Polar Biol. 35(2):215-220. (Ref. 87479)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00042 - 0.00287), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .