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Hymenocephalus aeger  Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920

Plaintail whiptail
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Hymenocephalus: Named for its transparent membrane-like head covering (‘‘hymen head’’) and fragile nature of head bones (Ref. 100825).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 430 - 527 m (Ref. 98298).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: from off NW-Australia, off southern New Guinea and off the Solomon Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98298)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: 8 pelvic-fin rays; 13-15 pectoral-fin rays; 19-23 gill rakers; the barbel is long, 20-25% HL, reaching beyond a vertical through anterior rim of orbit; orbit 35-40% HL; obtuse snout is slightly protruding, 15-18% HL; ventral striae extending to about ? the distance from pelvic fin bases to periproct; long infraorbital supporter, 70-90% OD; otolith compressed, OL:OH = 0.9-1.0; fused colliculi; long pseudocolliculum, TCL:PCL = 1.25-1.45 (Ref. 98298).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Schwarzhans, W., 2014. Head and otolith morphology of the genera Hymenocephalus, Hymenogadus and Spicomacrurus (Macrouridae), with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3888(1):1-73. (Ref. 98298)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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