Melanostigma kharini

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Melanostigma kharini Balushkin & Moganova, 2018

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Melanostigma: Greek, melan, -anos = black + Greek, stigma = signal (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 290 - 780 m (Ref. 118708).   Temperate

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South Pacific Ocean: Hercules Ridge

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118708)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 91; Anal soft rays: 71; Vertebrae: 93 - 97. This species is distinguished by the following characters: complete supratemporal commissure; no pores in temporal canal; no lateral lines on body; gill rakers on first branchial arch 12?14 in external row and 16?17 in internal row, total 28?30; pectoral fin rays 8-9; vertebrae 93?97 including 20?22 abdominal and 73?76 caudal; elongated and asymmetrical centra, length of anterior part of centrum (in abdominal part from fifth to eighth centrum) less than 60% of length of posterior part of centrum; dark anterior tip of head and tail, almost black posterior part of tail (Ref. 118708).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Balushkin, A.V. and M.V. Moganova, 2018. Melanostigma kharini sp. nov. (Zoarcidae) -- new species of pelagic fish from the Hercules Ridge (Antarctic-South Pacific Rise). J. Ichthyol. 58(2):139-147. (Ref. 118708)

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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00144 - 0.00916), b=3.15 (2.93 - 3.37), 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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .