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Neocyttus helgae  (Holt & Byrne, 1908)

False boarfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Zeiformes (Dories) > Oreosomatidae (Oreos) > Oreosomatinae
Etymology: Neocyttus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, kyttaros, kytos = a convex cavity.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 988 - 1210 m (Ref. 30191).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 67°N - 32°N

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North Atlantic: widely distributed across the eastern Atlantic. Including the Corner Rise seamounts and those extending from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge towards the New England continental slope and isolated seamounts near Bermuda.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43998)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-35; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 31 - 32. Body high, diamond shape and expanded laterally . Dark gray in color. Large eyes, protruding small mouth and large spiny rays present at anterior edges of dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 43998).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Karrer, C., 1986. Oreosomatidae. p. 775-776. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6750)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5635   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00730 - 0.03605), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .