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Hymenocephalus papyraceus  Jordan & Gilbert, 1904

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Hymenocephalus: Named for its transparent membrane-like head covering (‘‘hymen head’’) and fragile nature of head bones (Ref. 100825).   More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 220 - 600 m (Ref. 98298).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Sagami Bay, Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: pelvic fin rays 10-11; pectoral fin rays 16-18; projecting snout with thin, pointed tip, 20-25% HL; short barbel, 4-5% HL, and not reaching vertical through anterior margin of orbit; orbit diameter moderate, 25-30% HL; interorbital width 70-.80% HW; infraorbital width 16-20% HL; very long preopercular supporter, straight, 10-11% HL; gill rakers 18-22; ventral striae reaching to about 1/3 distance from pelvic fin bases to periproct; otolith with moderately high predorsal lobe and with colliculi separated, closely placed across narrow collum, terminating far from anterior and posterior rims of otolith; otholith length to height (OL:OH), 1.05; total colliculum length to pseudocolliculum length (TCL:PCL), 2.1 (Ref. 98298).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Schwarzhans, W., 2014. Head and otolith morphology of the genera Hymenocephalus, Hymenogadus and Spicomacrurus (Macrouridae), with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3888(1):1-73. (Ref. 98298)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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