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Melanostigma pammelas  Gilbert, 1896

Midwater eelpout
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Gymnelinae
Etymology: Melanostigma: Greek, melan, -anos = black + Greek, stigma = signal (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 699 - ? m (Ref. 58018).   Deep-water; 55°N - 25°N, 134°W - 112°W

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Northeast Pacific: Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada to central Mexico. Records from Alaska are erroneous (Ref. 11458).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 84-88; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 69 - 75. Variable in color, black on head and abdomen, brownish elsewhere (Ref. 6885). Living color sometimes silvery blue (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in deep coastal waters (Ref. 2850).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Anderson, M.E., 1994. Systematics and osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 60:120 p. (Ref. 11954)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 3.9 - 4.7, mean 4.3 (based on 10 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00042 - 0.00288), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .