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Poromitra nigriceps (Zugmayer, 1911)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes (Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Poromitra: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, mitra = stripe, belt (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathypelagic.   Temperate

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Northern Atlantic Ocean, from Greenland to the Azores.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83719)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. The species is distinguished by the following characters: spined posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum, in the angular part of it is an unspined notch; insertion of the ventral fins is in front of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of the posterior eye margin; soft rays in dorsal fin 13, in anal fin 9-10; first branchial arch with 31-33 rakers; vertebrae 27-28; pyloric caeca 8 (Ref. 83719).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were seined with non-closing fishing gear in the range of depths 3000-0 m and with bottom fishing gear is seined at 1640-2000 m (Ref. 83719).

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2009. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 3. Species of P. cristiceps: P. cristiceps, P. nigrofulva, P. frontosa, and P. nigriceps. J. Ichthyol. 49(6):421-434. (Ref. 83719)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00406 - 0.02581), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (58 of 100) .