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Protoblepharon mccoskeri Ho & Johnson, 2012

Taiwanese flashlight fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Anomalopidae (Lanterneye fishes)
Etymology: Protoblepharon: Greek, protos = the first + Greek, blepharos = eyelash;  mccoskeri: Named after Dr. John E. McCosker, California Academy of Sciences.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 300 m (Ref. 91770).   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: eastern Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91770)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished from its only congener, P. rosenblatti, in having the following features: deeper body, 2.3 in SL (vs. 2.8 in SL); dorsal profile more strongly convex; pelvic fin origin anterior to (vs. posterior to) vertical through origin of dorsal fin, prepelvic length and pectoral fin are much shorter, the appressed fin falling short of (vs. reaching) lateral line; shorter pelvic fin, the appressed fin falling short of (vs. reaching well beyond) midpoint between pelvic and anal fin origins; eye and light organ smaller; longest dorsal-fin spine the second (vs. the seventh); first, second and sixth dorsal-fin spines longer; seventh dorsal-fin spine much shorter; pseudobranch filaments 38 (vs. ca. 27); scale rows along vertical between origin of dorsal fin and lateral line ca. 30 (vs. ca. 18); scale rows along body axis over 260 (vs. ca. 145); enlarged scales surrounding anal fin base 37 (vs. 21 at anal fin base); single row of enlarged cycloid, plate-like scales along the margin of gill cavity (vs. 2-3 irregular rows of small scales) (Ref. 91770).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Moore, Jon A. | Collaborators

Ho, H.-C. and G.D. Johnson, 2012. Protoblepharon mccoskeri, a new flashlight fish from eastern Taiwan (Teleostei: Anomalopidae). Zootaxa 3479:77-87. (Ref. 91770)

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 = 0.7520   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .