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Emmelichthys nitidus nitidus  Richardson, 1845

Cape bonnetmouth
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)
Etymology: Emmelichthys: Greek, emmelyes, -es, -es = harmonious + Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek,ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; djupintervall 86 - 500 m (Ref. 58489).   Deep-water, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 16°S - 43°S, 13°W - 167°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

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 / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 20.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 115123)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9-11; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 10. Reddish, darker (bluish grey) dorsally, silvery white below (Ref. 5325).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Medarbetare

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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