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Pseudocyttus maculatus  Gilchrist, 1906

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

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Zeiformes (Dories) > Oreosomatidae (Oreos) > Pseudocyttinae
Etymology: Pseudocyttus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino batidemersal; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 400 - 1500 m (Ref. 5194), usually 900 - 1100 m (Ref. 36731).   Deep-water, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945); 34°S - 67°S, 90°W - 176°W (Ref. 27159)

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Southwest Atlantic: off Uruguay to Argentina and the Falklands. Southeast Atlantic: Namibia to South Africa, including the northern part of Walvis Ridge (Ref. 6545). South Pacific: off southern Chile, Bellingshausen and Australian-Antarctic Basin to New Zealand, New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia and the Kerguelen Islands.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 40.0  range ? - 41 cm
Max length : 68.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 58312); common length : 40.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9258); peso máximo publicado: 5.0 kg (Ref. 6390); edad máxima reportada: 100 años (Ref. 27140)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 5 - 7; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 33-36; Espinas anales 2-3; Radios blandos anales: 31 - 34; Vértebra: 40 - 43. First dorsal spine longer than second dorsal spine. Opercles fully scaled (Ref. 27159). Female adult chocolate brown in color with darker fins; prejuveniles silvery with numerous dark spots of various sizes which become larger with age (Ref. 6548).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabit continental slopes of all southern continents (Ref. 6545). Adults found near the bottom; juveniles near the surface, usually in association with krill (Ref. 5194). Feed mainly on salps (Ref. 27150). Eggs float near the sea surface and larvae also inhabit surface waters (Ref. 6390). There is no vertical migration during the day or night (Ref. 27150).

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

Displays seasonally synchronised reproduction (Ref. 6390).

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

Heemstra, P.C., 1990. Oreosomatidae. p. 226-228. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5194)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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