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Neonesthes capensis  (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)

Cape snaggletooth
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Astronesthinae
Etymology: Neonesthes: Greek, neos = new + Greek, esthes = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 70 - 1650 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 40°N - 55°S

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Eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal to Mauritania, and from Namibia to South Africa. Western Atlantic: USA to Gulf of Mexico including western Caribbean, and from Brazil to Argentina. Indian Ocean: mostly 25°S, also taken in Arabian Sea. Pacific: mostly south of 25°S, also near Hawaii, off western USA.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4465)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 8-12; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 22 - 28. Body black in color, often iridescent (Ref. 3982). Teeth in jaws uniserial, very short, spine-like, about equally spaced (Ref. 559). Snout shorter than eye (Ref 559). Anal fin with many rays; its base long, more than twice that of dorsal (Ref. 559). Gill rakers much attenuated, numerous, close together (Ref. 559).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

An oceanic and mesopelagic species usually found deeper than 500 m during the day (Ref. 2802). Feeds on midwater fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 2802). Also Ref. 58302.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Gibbs, R.H. Jr., 1990. Astronesthidae. p. 300-307. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4465)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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