Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes
(Swallowers and gulpers) > Monognathidae
Etymology: Monognathus: Greek, monos = one + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2100 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: known from the type locality, 12°07.1'-12°23.8'N, 148°35.1'-148°18.0'W (Ref. 46206).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34506)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54. M. jesse differs from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: head short, snout blunt, skull length 4.1% TL, rostral fang with dorsal profile slightly convex forming an almost straight line with frontal profile of skull, dorsal fin origin above myomere number 11, anal fin origin below dorsal fin ray number 29, myomeres 104 and jaw with 16 teeth. No lateral, subdermal pigmentation (Ref. 34506).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertelsen, E. and J.G. Nielsen, 1987. The deep sea eel family Monognathidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Steenstrupia, 13(4):141-198. (Ref. 34506)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [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
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .