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Evermannella balbo  (Risso, 1820)

Balbo sabretooth
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Evermannellidae (Sabertooth fishes)
Etymology: Evermannella: From Evermann, 1902, researcher about fauna (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 4478), usually 400 - 1000 m (Ref. 27000).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 60°N - 40°S

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Eastern Atlantic: Portugal and Azores to Congo, and from Namibia to South Africa including the Mediterranean. Western Indian Ocean: off Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4058). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Southwest Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068). Presumed circumglobal in the southern transition region. Southwestern Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 47377)and Argentine (Ref. 44852).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4478)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 33 - 37. Color in alcohol varies from light to dark brown; with numerous melanophores on body and head (Ref. 4058).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic and mesopelagic, most adults found between 400-1,000 m (Ref. 4478). Feeds on midwater fishes (Ref. 4763).

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Johnson, R.K., 1990. Evermannellidae. p. 390-392. 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. 4478)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5352   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00162 - 0.01126), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .