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Cetomimus hempeli  Maul, 1969

Whalefish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cetomimiformes (Whalefishes) > Cetomimidae (Flabby whalefishes)
Etymology: Cetomimus: Greek, ketos = a marine monster, whale + Greek, mimos, ou = imitator (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 1000 m (Ref. 11008).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Eastern Atlantic: known only from the holotype taken just south of the Canary Islands and from the single paratype taken at Madeira.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6532)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R. and D.J. Blake, 1990. Cetomimidae. p. 607-608. 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, Parisl. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6532)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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