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Halosaurus attenuatus  Garman, 1899

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Notacanthiformes (Halosaurs and deep-sea spiny eels) > Halosauridae (Halosaurs)
Etymology: Halosaurus: Greek, als, alis = salt + Greek, sauros = lizard (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Garman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 2300 - 2500 m (Ref. 4448).   Deep-water

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Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea. Eastern Pacific: off the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 4448). Also Eastern Central Pacific (Ref. 9305).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4448)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the lower slope and continental rise, at 2°-3°C (Ref. 4448).

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Sulak, K.J., 1990. Halosauridae. p. 126-132. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4448)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 3.3, mean 2.9 (based on 89 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .