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Benthodesmus neglectus  Parin, 1976

Neglected frostfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes) > Aphanopodinae
Etymology: Benthodesmus: Greek, benthos = depth of the sea + Greek, desmos = bond, chain (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 1000 m (Ref. 6181).   Deep-water; 5°N - 9°S, 121°E - 154°E (Ref. 6181)

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Western Central Pacific: Halmahera and Flores Sea in Indonesia; north of New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 34 - 35; Dorsal soft rays (total): 85-90; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 80 - 84; Vertebrae: 126 - 129. Body silvery, jaws and opercle blackish. The inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Probably benthopelagic, juveniles mesopelagic from 200 to 800 m depth (Ref. 9688).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin, 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.1 - 12.3, mean 8.3 (based on 17 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00046 (0.00020 - 0.00105), b=3.12 (2.92 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 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 (14 of 100) .