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Saccogaster tuberculata  (Chan, 1966)

Bagbelly cusk
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Bythitinae
Etymology: Saccogaster: Latin, sacculus = small bag + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 440 - 850 m (Ref. 93007).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indo-Pacific: off East Africa to Hawaii.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 82-93; Anal soft rays: 54 - 60; Vertebrae: 55 - 58. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: body scaleless; frontal plate with a pair of small, sub-dermal spines just behind eyes, median sub-dermal ethmoidal spine in front of eyes; skin is rather thick; a large posterior mandibular pore behind end of maxilla; snout with a cartilaginous ethmoidal spine; opercular spine is hidden, no preopercular spine; anterior gill arch with 3 developed rakers, almost equal in length to developed rakers; pectoral peduncle is prolonged; no fangs on dentigerous bones, 3 to several tooth rows on palatines; vertebrae, precaudal 14-15, total 55-58; fin rays, D 82-93, A 54-60 and pectoral 19-22; otolith length to height, 2-2.1, otolith length to colliculum length variable, 2.5-3.3 (Ref. 93007).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species (Ref. 58302) found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Rare species (Ref. 34024).

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

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Nielsen, J.G., W. Schwarzhans and D.M. Cohen, 2012. Revisions of Hastatobythites and Saccogaster (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with three new species and a new genus. Zootaxa 3579:1-36. (Ref. 93007)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .