Nemichthys scolopaceus, Slender snipe eel

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Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848

Slender snipe eel
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Classification / Names Κοινά ονόματα | Συνώνυμα | Catalog of Fishes(Γένος, Είδη) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)
Etymology: Nemichthys: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  scolopaceus: From the Latin 'scolopax' referring to the long bill-like jaws (Ref. 6885).
More on author: Richardson.

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

; Θαλασσινό(ά) βαθυπελαγικό(ς); εύρος βάθους 100 - 4337 m (Ref. 96339), usually 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 58302). Deep-water; 55°N - 42°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Spain to South Africa, including western Mediterranean (Ref. 3247); reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462). Regularly found in the Skagerrak (Ref. 35387). Northwest Pacific: Japan (Ref. 6885) and Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Eastern Pacific: Alaska (Ref. 6885) to Chile (Ref. 9068), including the Gulf of California (Ref. 32364).

Μέγεθος / Βάρος / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 130 cm TL αρσενικό/απροσδιόριστο; (Ref. 35388)

Short description Μορφολογία | Μορφομετρία

Ραχιαίες άκανθες (συνολικά): 0; Εδρικές άκανθες 0. Jaws long (Ref. 13608). Posterior end of body narrow, ending as a long filament (Ref. 13608). Dorsal fin with about 350 rays; caudal fin not recognizable; anal fin with about 320 (Ref. 6885). Dark brown or grey in color, often darker below (Ref. 3248); anal fin and tips of pectoral fins almost black (Ref. 6885).

Βιολογία     Γλωσσάρι (π.χ. epibenthic)

Occur in midwater, usually below 400 m and occasionally in shallow water in the northern part of its range. Feed on crustaceans while swimming with its mouth open (Ref. 5377). Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302) and bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Oviparous, with planktonic leptocephali (Ref. 32364). Degenerative changes in males and females suggest semelparity (Ref. 32364). Minimum depth from Ref. 58302.

Life cycle and mating behavior Γεννητική Ωρίμανση | Αναπαραγωγή | Γεννοβολία | Αβγά | Γονιμότητα | Προνύμφες

Oviparous (Ref. 3247).

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Nielsen, J.G. and D.G. Smith, 1978. The eel family Nemichthyidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Carlsberg Found., Dana-Rept. No. 88:71 p. (Ref. 7450)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 July 2014

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 4.3 - 21.1, mean 10.2 °C (based on 3474 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6270   [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).
Τροφικό Επίπεδο (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 3.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Ελαστικότητα (Ref. 120179):  Χαμηλό, ελάχιστος χρόνος για διπλασιασμό πληθυσμού 4,5 - 14 έτη (K=0.30; assuming semelparity with tm>5).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 19.5 [9.3, 38.7] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.424 [0.226, 0.827] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.9 [16.6, 21.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.307 [0.124, 0.856] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.2 [9.5, 64.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 3.33 [0.61, 18.04] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.422 [0.278, 0.653] mg/100g (wet weight);