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Poromitra cristiceps  (Gilbert, 1890)

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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 0 - 3263 m (Ref. 83719).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 25°N

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North Pacific Ocean.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83719)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 27 - 29. This species is distinguished by the following characters: spined posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum with an unspined notch in the angular part of it; insertion of ventral fins at the level of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of posterior eye margin; soft rays 12-13 in dorsal fin, 9-10 in anal fin; first branchial arch with 27-30 rakers; vertebrae 27-29; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 83719).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This was caught by non-closing fishing gear in water horizons of 1000-0 to 2000-0 m (Ref. 83719).

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2009. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 3. Species of P. cristiceps: P. cristiceps, P. nigrofulva, P. frontosa, and P. nigriceps. J. Ichthyol. 49(6):421-434. (Ref. 83719)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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