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Evoxymetopon moricheni  Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes) > Lepidopinae
Etymology: Evoxymetopon: Greek, eu = good + Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, metopon = brow (Ref. 45335);  moricheni: Named for Mordechai (‘Mori’) Chen, who first discovered the species (holotype) while diving in the Gulf of Aqaba.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indian Ocean: Red Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 83.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 83; Vertebrae: 88. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: convex upper head profile; the posterior confluence of frontal ridges slightly elevated at the nape that a slight sagittal crest is seen; crescent-shaped nostril; eye 5.2 times in HL; lower hind margin of the opercle is slightly pointed in its lower half; pelvic fins, reduced to scale-like structure, soft rays 2 on the posterior process of the basipterygium, its origin below the eighth dorsal-fin element; first anal spine single, oval, scale like, and originating a short distance behind the vent (opposite the 34th dorsal-fin soft ray); externally visible around 17 anal-fin rays; approximately 83 dorsal-fin elements, with first spine not elongated and shorter than second; pectoral-fin rays 12 (ii + 6 + iv), with shorter anterior (fourth ray shortest) and longer posterior rays extending above the lateral line; upper gill rakers of the first arch 9; vent located at about 49 % TL; total vertebrae 88; horizontal distance between posterior margin of the eye and origin of the first dorsal-fin spine very short (2 % HL); PL 51.1 % TL; HL 29.7 % PL; upper jaw length 11.6 % PL; predorsal length 20.3 % PL; head and body silver white, with a blackish margin anteriorly on the snout and head, continuing along the anterior half of the dorsal-fin base (Ref. 95272).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fricke, R., D. Golani and B. Appelbaum-Golani, 2014. Evoxymetopon moricheni, a new cutlassfish from the northern Red Sea (Teleostei: Trichiuridae). Ichthyol. Res. 61(3):293-297. (Ref. 95272)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 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):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .