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Glaucosoma buergeri  Richardson, 1845

Deepsea jewfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Glaucosomatidae (Pearl perches)
Etymology: Glaucosoma: Greek, glaukos = white, shining + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Richardson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 146 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical; 32°N - 25°S

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Western Pacific: Western Australia from Koks Island, Shark Bay northwards to Cape Talbot; Japan from Kochi Prefecture, Ryukyu Islands southwards and along the north China coast to Taiwan and Viet Nam.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45251); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27621); max. published weight: 2.5 kg (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. One dark vertical band through eye which may disappear with an increase in size; 11 dorsal fin rays and 9 anal fin rays. Supraclavicle not developed into a bony shield. Peritoneum and gill rakers black; lateral line with 49 to 51 pored scales; juveniles with narrow horizontal bands narrower than interspaces.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit trawling grounds. Found in moderate depths on the continental shelf, particularly close to reefs or rough bottoms. Carnivorous. Marketed fresh and salted (Ref. 27621).

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McKay, R.J., 1997. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 17. Pearl perches of the world (family Glaucosomatidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the pearl peches known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(17):26p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 27621)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.2 - 28.8, mean 27.6 (based on 776 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00613 - 0.03566), b=2.98 (2.77 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=26; k=0.13).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.