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Genypterus blacodes  (Forster, 1801)

Pink cusk-eel
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Ophidiinae
Etymology: Genypterus: Greek, geny, -yos = face, jaw + Greek, pteron, = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 22 - 1000 m (Ref. 58489), usually 300 - 550 m (Ref. 6390).   Deep-water, preferred 16°C (Ref. 107945); 17°S - 57°S, 114°E - 30°W (Ref. 34024)

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

Southwest Pacific: southern Australia and around New Zealand. Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068). Southwest Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 4517).

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 72.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 34024); common length : 100.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9258); publicerad maxvikt: 25.0 kg (Ref. 34024); rapporterad maxålder: 30 år (Ref. 9072)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 141-164; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 101 - 126; Ryggkotor: 68 - 70. Body pinkish yellow, marbled with irregular reddish brown blotches dorsally (Ref. 27363).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Common species (Ref. 34024). Found between depths of 22 m (Ref. 58489) and 1000 m (Ref. 33848). Feed mainly on crustaceans such as Munida and scampi and also on fish. Also caught above the bottom when feeding on hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) during the hoki spawning season. Available all year round. Juveniles are found in shallower shelf waters (Ref. 6390). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Utilized fresh, frozen or smoked; can be fried and baked (Ref. 9988, 34024).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiellt viktig

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