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Caristius walvisensis  Kukuev, Parin & Trunov, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caristiidae (Manefishes) > Caristiinae
Etymology: Caristius: Name presumably named after Carystus, a demi-god of Greek mythology.;  walvisensis: Named for its type locality, south of the Walvis Seamount.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 1200 m (Ref. 95096).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southeast Atlantic: Walvis Seamount.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95096)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 33; Anal soft rays: 21. This species is distinguished by the following characters: anterior profile of head moderately sloped, forming with midline of body an angle of 70°; distance from origin of upper jaw to origin of dorsal fin (along the forehead slope) equal to head length; head length equal to length of ventroanal distance; dorsal fin origin at level of orbit; eye diameter approximately equal to caudal peduncle depth; gill rakers are thin, long (length slightly smaller than length of gill filaments); distance between gill rakers equal to 1/2 of their length; on upper part of raker, only 2 spinules; total number of gill rakers 18; teeth on jaws acute, in 1 row, hook-like, and numerous in posterior part of jaws directed anteriorly; vomer with 8 acute teeth located in 2 rows; palatine teeth acute and numerous; lateral line as row of enlarged scale poaches along dorsal fin base (Ref. 95096).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kukuev, E.I., N.V. Parin and I.A. Trunov, 2013. Materials for the revision of the family Caristiidae (Perciformes): 3. Manefishes (genus Caristius) from moderate warm waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans with a description of three new species from the southeast Atlantic (C. barsukovi sp. n., C. litvinovi sp. n., C. walvisensis sp. n.). J. Ichthyol. 53(8):541-561. (Ref. 95096)

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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .