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Poromitra nigriceps  (Zugmayer, 1911)

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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.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Northern Atlantic Ocean, from Greenland to the Azores.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83719)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. The species is distinguished by the following characters: spined posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum, in the angular part of it is an unspined notch; insertion of the ventral fins is in front of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of the posterior eye margin; soft rays in dorsal fin 13, in anal fin 9-10; first branchial arch with 31-33 rakers; vertebrae 27-28; pyloric caeca 8 (Ref. 83719).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were seined with non-closing fishing gear in the range of depths 3000-0 m and with bottom fishing gear is seined at 1640-2000 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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