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Epigonus mayeri  Okamoto, 2011

Angolan deepwater 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);  mayeri: Named for Dr. Garry F. Mayer (NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service) for his many epigonid studies.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 396 m (Ref. 86804).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Atlantic: Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 9; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: a pungent opercular spine; rib present on the last abdominal vertebra; no teeth on palatine and tongue; mustache-like process sharp-pointed; pectoral fin reaching to vertical line from anus; orbital diameter longer than postorbital length; gill rakers 7-8 + 22-23 = 29-31; vertebrae 10 + 15; total pored lateral-line scales 47-50 (hypural end 46-47 + caudal fin 4); D VII-I,9; A II, 9; pectoral-fin rays 17-18; pyloric caeca 5; head length 37.8-38.0% SL; orbital diameter 16.4-17.0% SL; pectoral-fin length 22.2-23.0% SL; lower jaw length 16.7-17.0% SL (Ref. 86804).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Okamoto, M., 2011. A new species of deepwater cardinalfish, Epigonus mayeri, from the eastern Central Atlantic, and redescription of Epigonus heracleus Parin and Abramov 1986 (Perciformes: Epigonidae). Ichthyol. Res. 58(2):101-108. (Ref. 86804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00211 - 0.01367), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 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 to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .