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Maurolicus weitzmani  Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993

Atlantic pearlside
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes) > Maurolicinae
Etymology: Maurolicus: Greek,mauros, -os, -on = dark + Greek,lykos = wolf (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 58018).   Deep-water

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Western Atlantic: Fundy Bay, Canada to Gulf of Mexico. Eastern tropical Atlantic: Along the slope of Africa, between 11°N and 6°S, also at seamounts of Vavilov Ridge. Midwater records are also known the Equatorial Atlantic westward to 45°W.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26775)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 32 - 33. AC photophores 22-26, usually 23-24. Head 29.5-33% SL, eye 9.5-11.5% SL, upper jaw 17-19% SL, maximum body depth at or behind pectoral fin base 22.5-25.5% SL. Stomach and hind portion of intestine not pigmented (Ref. 26775).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Parin, N.V. and S.G. Kobyliansky, 1996. Diagnoses and distribution of fifteen species recognized in genus Maurolicus Cocco (Sternoptychidae, Stomiiformes) with a key to their identification. Cybium 20(2):185-195. (Ref. 26775)

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): 7.3 - 27.1, mean 12.6 (based on 1516 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3; fec < 1,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .