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Gigantura indica  Brauer, 1901

Telescopefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Giganturidae (Telescopefishes)
Etymology: Gigantura: Latin, gigas, giganteum = giant + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 17 - 2100 m (Ref. 58302), usually 500 - 2000 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water

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Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters. Deep sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 583)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-19; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Meso- and bathypelagic (Ref. 58302). The species is rare. Inhabits deep water. Famous for its bizarre shape and unusual eyes.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Thompson, Bruce | Collaborators

Johnson, R.K. and E. Bertelsen, 1991. The fishes of the family Giganturidae: systematics, development, distribution and aspects of biology. Dana Rept. No. 91:1-45. (Ref. 7449)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.4 - 9.4, mean 4.1 (based on 3607 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .