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Aldrovandia affinis  (Günther, 1877)

Gilbert's halosaurid fish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Notacanthiformes (Halosaurs and deep-sea spiny eels) > Halosauridae (Halosaurs)
Etymology: Aldrovandia: Taken from Ulisse Aldrovandi, (1522-1605), a Renaissance naturalist and physician noted by his systematic and accurate observations of plants and animals (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino benthopelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 730 - 2560 m (Ref. 3974).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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

Circumglobal, tropical to temperate. Atlantic and Indo-Pacific, except Mediterranean.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4448)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 1; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 10-12. Body white to grey-brown in color, underside darker (Ref. 3974). Insertion of the pelvic fin only slightly anterior to the origin of the dorsal fin. Lacks scale on the opercle (Ref. 37108).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs on the middle and lower slope primarily above the 4°C isotherm. Hovers within a few meters of substrate, parallel to it or inclined at varying angles (Ref. 6727). Feeds on polychaetes, pelecypods, amphipods and other benthic prey (Ref. 6727).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Sulak, K.J., 1990. Halosauridae. p. 126-132. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4448)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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