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Emmelichthys nitidus nitidus  Richardson, 1845

Cape bonnetmouth
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Etymology: Emmelichthys: Greek, emmelyes, -es, -es = harmonious + Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek,ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino batidemersal; rango de profundidad 86 - 500 m (Ref. 58489).   Deep-water, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 16°S - 43°S, 13°W - 167°W

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Indo-Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, St. Paul and Amsterdam islands. Eastern Atlantic: Off western Cape coast in South Africa, Namibia and Tristan da Cunha. Emmelichthys nitidus cyanescens is found in the eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 20.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 115123)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 13; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 9-11; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 10. Reddish, darker (bluish grey) dorsally, silvery white below (Ref. 5325).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

A schooling species (Ref. 9563). Reported from between depths of 86 m (Ref. 58489) and 500 m (Ref. 5325). Juveniles occur near the surface, often with schools of clupeids while adults are found near the bottom in deeper water (Ref. 3394). Adults feed mainly on larger zooplankton (Ref. 3394). An excellent food fish; marketed fresh or frozen (Ref. 3394).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Asynchronous batch spawner with indeterminate fecundity (Ref. 115109). Spawns once every 3-5 days (Ref. 115109).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Colaboradores

Heemstra, P.C., 1984. Emmelichthyidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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