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Bathytyphlops marionae  Mead, 1958

Marion's spiderfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes)
Etymology: Bathytyphlops: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, typhlops = blind (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1920 m (Ref. 3590).   Deep-water; 40°N - 25°S

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Eastern Atlantic: off west Africa at 9°N. Western Atlantic: off Virginia, USA to off Guyana, including Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3590)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Body grey to brown in color; head dark (Ref. 5320).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic at 692-1420 m (Ref. 58302). Adults bathybenthic on continental slope and rise at temperatures generally warmer than 4°C while larvae are pelagic near the surface. Feeds on mysids and decapods. Synchronously hermaphroditic (Ref. 3590). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Merrett, N.R., 1990. Chlorophthalmidae. p. 351-360. 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. 3590)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.9 - 16.3, mean 10.5 (based on 458 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00197 - 0.01219), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .