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Apagesoma australis Nielsen, King & Møller, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels) > Neobythitinae
Etymology: Apagesoma: Greek, apages, -es, -es = soft, lacking firmness + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335);  australis: The specific name refers to the southerly position of the type locality.  More on authors: Nielsen, King & Møller.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 4275 m (Ref. 75736).   Deep-water; 49°S -

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Southern Ocean: known from two localities off the Crozet Islands (Ref. 75736).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 59.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75736)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 119-123; Anal soft rays: 94 - 96; Vertebrae: 65 - 66. Species distinguished by the following characters: elongated body (depth at origin of anal fin 9.0-10.5% SL and at origin of dorsal fin 13.0% SL); D 119-123; A 94-96; pectoral 28; vertebrae 15+50-51; anterior anal fin ray below dorsal fin ray number 28-31; no teeth on vomer and on basibranchial plates; long rakers on anterior gill arch 9-11 (ref. 75736)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An oviparous species caught at abyssal depths with remains of crustaceans in stomach and intestine. Presumably benthic or benthopelagic (Ref. 75736).

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Nielsen, J.G., N.D. King and P.R. Møller, 2008. Rare abyssal, ophidiid fishes from off the Crozet Islands, Southern Ocean, with a new species of Apagesoma Carter, 1983. Cybium 32(1):43-50. (Ref. 75736)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00157 - 0.01056), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .