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Aldrovandia affinis  (Günther, 1877)

Gilbert's halosaurid fish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > 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).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino bentopelágico; rango de profundidad 730 - 2560 m (Ref. 3974).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4448)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 1; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 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).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. 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 Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

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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