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Caristius digitus  Stevenson & Kenaley, 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.;  digitus: Name from Latin word 'digitus' meaning finger, referring to the fingerlike papillae on the dorsal surface of the hyoid.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 1260 m (Ref. 94277).   Subtropical

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Western Indian Ocean (off South Africa) and Southwestern Pacific (east coast of Australia).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94277)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 34; Anal soft rays: 21; Vertebrae: 38. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: presence of multiple fingerlike papillae present along dorsal margin of hyoid arch and at articulation of interhyal and posterior ceratohyal; elongated pharyngobranchial teeth (vs. short, stout pharyngobranchial teeth); and high gill raker counts (22-26 vs. 18-22) (Ref. 94277).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013. Revision of the manefish genera Caristius and Platyberyx (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Caristiidae), with description of five new species. Copeia 2013(3):415-434. (Ref. 94277)

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

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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .