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Scopelarchoides nicholsi  Parr, 1929

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Scopelarchidae (Pearleyes)
Etymology: Scopelarchoides: Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish + Greek, archos = anus + Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1 - 3294 m (Ref. 26340).   Deep-water; 27°N -

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Western Central Atlantic: Cuba (Ref. 26340). Eastern Pacific: Baja California, Mexico (about 27°N) to equatorial waters off Panama and Colombia (5°-9°N), and off Peru (about 6°-12°S) (Ref. 35929); also Chile (Ref. 9068).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44036)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 20 - 23; Vertebrae: 45 - 48. Branchiostegal rays: 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in shallower part of depth range at night, deeper during the day (Ref. 35929). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 35929). Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 35929).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 35929).

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Claro, R., 1994. Características generales de la ictiofauna. p. 55-70. In R. Claro (ed.) Ecología de los peces marinos de Cuba. Instituto de Oceanología Academia de Ciencias de Cuba and Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo. (Ref. 26340)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 3.5 - 9.5, mean 5.2 (based on 238 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [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):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .