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Upeneus vanuatu  Uiblein & Causse, 2013

Vanuatu goatfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Upeneus: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip (Ref. 45335);  vanuatu: The name vanuatu is used as a noun in apposition and is based on the type locality, which is currently the only known locality for this species (Ref. 93585).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 191 - 321 m (Ref. 93585).   Tropical, preferred ?; 15°S - 16°S, 166°E - 167°E

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Pacific Ocean: Vanuatu. Only known from off Espiritu Santo and Malo Islands, Vanuatu, South Pacific; depth range 191–321 m.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 93585)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Dorsal fins VIII + 9; pectoral fins 14-16; gill rakers 7–8 + 19-20 = 27-28; measurements in % SL: body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 21-25; body depth at anus 17-19; caudal-peduncle depth 7.9-8.4; maximum head depth 18-23; head depth through eye 14-18; interorbital length 7.0-7.6; head length 29-32; orbit length 7.4-10; upper jaw length 11-13; barbel length 16-22; interdorsal distance 13-15; caudal-fin length 27-28; anal-fin height 14-17; pelvic-fin length 17-19; pectoral-fin length 21–24; first dorsal-fin height 19-20; second dorsal-fin height 15-17; total number of oblique caudal-fin bars 7, with 4 dark bars on upper caudal-fin lobe (including one bar close to rear end of lateral line) and 3 dark bars on lower caudal-fin lobe; bars differ in colour intensity and width; barbels white; no lateral body stripes; head and body pale rose, dorsally reddish and belly whitish; preserved fish pale brown, caudal-fin bars and black dorsal-fin tips retained (Ref. 93585).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Randall, John E. | Collaboratori

Uiblein, F. and R. Causse, 2013. A new deep-water goatfish of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Vanuatu, South Pacific. Zootaxa 3666(3):337-344. (Ref. 93585)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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