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Mirapinna esau  Bertelsen & Marshall, 1956

Hairyfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes (Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae (Flabby whalefishes)
Etymology: Mirapinna: Latin, mirus = wonderful + Latin, pinna = thorn (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Atlantic: one specimen caught north of Azores Island (47°20'N, 22°30'W).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 557)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Pelagic (Ref. 51024). Only known specimen was caught near the surface. Feeds on copepods (Ref. 6713).

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Wheeler, A., 1977. Das grosse Buch der Fische. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co. Stuttgart. 356 p. (Ref. 557)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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