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Glossanodon pygmaeus  Cohen, 1958

Pygmy argentine
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
Etymology: Glossanodon: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, anodos = without teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Cohen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 92 - 458 m (Ref. 37473), usually 183 - 366 m (Ref. 37473).   Deep-water

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Western Atlantic: South Carolina to southern Florida, in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and off Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and northern Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37473)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Slender body. Swim bladder lacking silvery pigment. Light tan ground color in alcohol (Ref. 37473).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy, sand and gravel bottom (Ref. 37473). Sexual maturity reached around 8 cm SL, with female of 7.72 cm SL with ripe eggs and male of 8.66 cm SL with well-developed testes (Ref. 84005).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10.4 - 20.8, mean 14.9 (based on 111 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00183 - 0.00721), b=3.15 (2.97 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .