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Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi Melo, Walker & Klepadlo, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chiasmodontidae (Snaketooth fishes)
Etymology: Pseudoscopelus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335). Lütken did not recognize the presence of photophores on the body, confusing them with pores, but referred to a genus of lanternfish (Scopelus now Myctophum) when he named the genus (Ref. 85782);  lavenbergi: Named after Robert J. Lavenberg, for his contribution to the knowledge of the genus Pseudoscopelus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2100 m (Ref. 75982).   Subtropical; 32°N - 23°S

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Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Chile.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75982)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-25; Vertebrae: 37 - 39. Differs from other species of the genus by the following three unique characters: random trunk photophores in broad band of three or more rows; postventral-fin photophores short, not extending to anus, and reaching anteriorly to very close to pelvic-fin origin; absence of maxillary photophores and presence of anteropreopercular photophores (Ref. 75982).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Melo, M.R.S., H.J. Walker Jr. and C. Klepadlo, 2007. Two new species of Pseudoscopelus (Teleostei: Chiasmodontidae), with a new diagnosis for the genus. Zootaxa 1605:33-46. (Ref. 75982)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans






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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.1 - 11.1, mean 7.8 (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .