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Poromitra oscitans  Ebeling, 1975

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes (Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Poromitra: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, mitra = stripe, belt (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 645 - 5320 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 45°N - 49°S, 79°E - 109°W

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Indo-Pacific: tropical waters.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9928)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: spinulated posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum with the angular part of the praeoperculum having a non-spinulated notch; insertion of the ventral fins at the level of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion, or sometimes slightly shifted anteriad in small specimens; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of the posterior eye margin; possess the smallest eyes among other species of the genus, 10.7-17.2 times in HL; soft rays on dorsal fin 9-10, in anal fin 7-8; first branchial arch with 23-25 rakers; vertebrae 24-25; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 83463).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Trawled at depths greater than 800-1000 m (Ref. 4241, 83463); seined with unclosing fishing gear at 4500-0 m and with closing fishing gear at depths of 1300-645 m (Ref. 83463).

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2009. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 4. Species of P. cristiceps Group: P. atlantica, P. oscitans, and P. agofonovae Kotlyar, species nova. J. Ichthyol. 49(8):563-574. (Ref. 83463)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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