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Nansenia candida  Cohen, 1958

Bluethroat argentine
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Microstomatidae (Pencil smelts)
Etymology: candida: candida meaning shining white (Ref. 6885).   More on author: Cohen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 83 - 1800 m (Ref. 96339).   Deep-water; 60°N - 30°N

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Northeast Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to southern California, USA (Ref. 35612); including Japan (Ref. 43939).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6885); 17.9 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 44 - 47. Adipose fin small and sickle-shaped; pectorals small. Preserved specimens dark brown on body and head, lighter below, bluish on nape, preopercle, and throat, fins clear, eye silvery (Ref. 6885). Branchiostegal rays 3. Pyloric caeca 7-9 (Ref. 5123).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found between the epipelagic and mesopelagic zones (Ref. 265). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35612). Probably found at a depth of 100 m (Ref. 6885). A specimen of 17.92 cm SL was found to have mature ovaries (Ref. 5123).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 35612).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter, 1989. Laboratory guide to early life history stages of Northeast Pacific fishes. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 80:1-652. (Ref. 265)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.4 - 5.5, mean 3.8 (based on 52 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .