Mora moro, Common mora : fisheries

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Mora moro (Risso, 1810)

Common mora
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Moridae (Morid cods)
  More on author: Risso.

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

; marino batipelgico; rango de profundidad 450 - 2500 m (Ref. 4774).   Deep-water; 64°N - 51°S, 77°W - 174°W (Ref. 1371)

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and Faeroes to Cape Bojador, West Africa, and including Azores, Madeira, and western Mediterranean. Also known from the Walvis and Vavilov ridges (Ref. 45011). Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783). Western Indian Ocean: in the region south of Madagascar. Pacific Ocean: temperate Australia, New Zealand, and between Valparaiso, Chile and the Juan Fernandez Islands.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9563); common length : 45.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9258)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 54-59; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 18 - 21. Eyes relatively large, greater than snout length in diameter. Anal fin originating near midlength of body, deeply indented at midlength, sometimes appearing as two. Ventral light organ absent. Color is generally gray.

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Recorded from the upper continental slope (Ref. 9563). Occasionally found at 50 m. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans, mollusks and other invertebrates as well as food of terrestrial origin, including garbage. Probably a winter and early spring spawner (Ref . 4774).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 May 2013

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial
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Superficie branquial


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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 3.2 - 8.9, mean 5 (based on 1437 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00460 - 0.00826), b=3.14 (3.06 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 15.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Assuming tm>4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.