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Gibberichthys pumilus  Parr, 1933

Gibberfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes (Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Gibberichthyidae (Gibberfishes)
Etymology: Gibberichthys: Latin, gibba = hummbacked + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  pumilus: Named after the juvenile phase of G. pumilus (Moore, pers. comm.).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 320 - 1100 m (Ref. 51655).   Deep-water; 30°N - 0°

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Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to northern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37039)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-15; Anal spines: 3-5; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Side of body covered with deciduous small cycloid scales (Ref. 13608).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Kasidoron, once given family status as Kasidoridae, is the larva of this species (Ref. 6993). Adults found at depths of 320 - 1,100 meters and larvae at 0 - 50 meters (Ref. 51655). Feeds on amphipods and copepods (Ref. 37039).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Moore, Jon A. | Collaborators

McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm, 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1112p. (Ref. 37039)

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): 7.1 - 11.8, mean 9.4 (based on 83 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .