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Epigonus occidentalis  Goode & Bean, 1896

Western deepsea cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Epigonidae (Deepwater cardinalfishes)
Etymology: Epigonus: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 360 - 735 m (Ref. 31632).   Deep-water

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Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115012); max. published weight: 149.00 g (Ref. 115012)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10. Well-developed opercular spines present. Distance between the anal opening and the beginning of the anal fin is 41-55 percent of the distance between the base of the pelvic fin and the anal opening (Ref. 31632).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A mesobenthic-pelagic species living mainly above the bottom (Ref. 31632).

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Abramov, A.A., 1992. Species composition and distribution of Epigonus (Epigonidae) in the world ocean. J. Ichthyol. 32(5):94-108. (Ref. 31632)

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): 8.3 - 14.4, mean 10.9 (based on 71 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00336 - 0.01361), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .