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Nezumia merretti  Iwamoto & Williams, 1999

Merret's whiptail
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" .   More on author: Iwamoto.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 568 - 886 m (Ref. 91203).   Deep-water

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia and off Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35909)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Anal spines: 0. pelvic fin rays 9; underside of head almost completely naked, pocketed with prominent pores; body scales covered with moderately long, needlelike spinules in mostly parallel rows, spinules overlap posterior scale margin slightly; 6.5-7.5 scale rows below origin of second dorsal fin; lower jaw teeth in broad, short band; abdomen light bluish, dorsally on trunk dirty straw-colored or tawny; first dorsal fin dusky overall; anterior dermal window of light organ between pelvic fin bases. Snout protruding, angular.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Iwamoto, T. and A. Williams, 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(3):105-243. (Ref. 35909)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.7 - 8.3, mean 2.9 (based on 16 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00097 - 0.00495), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.1 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 (32 of 100) .