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Penopus japonicus Nielsen & Ohashi, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Penopus: Greek, penia, -as, penomai = poverty + Greek, pous = feet;  japonicus: Named for the type locality, Japanese waters.  More on authors: Nielsen & Ohashi.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 3924 m (Ref. 87601).   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: Ryukyus, Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87601)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 117; Anal soft rays: 89; Vertebrae: 75. This species is distinguished from the Atlantic species by having fewer rays in the dorsal 117 (vs. 135-158) and anal 89 (vs. 106-122) fins; head squamation restricted to the middle part of the preopercle (vs. head almost fully scaled - over the dorsum, preopercle and the opercle in part); a distinct spine behind the posterior nostril (vs. spine hardly visible); 9 spines on the hind margin of the preopercle (vs. 4-7 spines) (Ref. 87601).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Nielsen, J.G. and S. Ohashi, 2011. A new species of Penopus (Teleostei: Ophidiidae) from the Ryukyu Trench, the West Pacific, with remarks on Penopus microphthalmus. Ichthyol. Res. 58(3):232-237. (Ref. 87601)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 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 (29 of 100) .