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Eurypleuron owasianum  (Matsubara, 1953)

Eel pearlfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Carapidae (Pearlfishes) > Pyramodontinae
Etymology: Eurypleuron: Greek, eurys = long + Greek, pleura = near, the side of (Ref. 45335);  owasianum: Named for its type locality (Ref. 5275).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1 - 455 m (Ref. 34024).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Japan. Pending a comprehensive study of the group, E. owasianum is restricted to Japan and tentatively refer all of the disjunct southern populations to E. cinereum, the only species name available for the complex.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5275)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Eel-like, shallow body depth; dorsal fin origin about opposite anal fin origin; males with expanded parapophyses on vertebrae 5 to 18-20; lacking cardiform premaxillary teeth, pelvic fins, swim bladder rocker bone, and ventral tunic ridges on posterior swim bladder (Ref. 34024).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Uncommon species (Ref. 34024). Presumably free-living (Ref. 34024).

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Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(18):178p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 34024)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .