Neoepinnula minetomai, Large-eyed sackfish

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Neoepinnula minetomai Nakayama, Kimura & Endo, 2014

Large-eyed sackfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes (Mackerels) > Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)
Etymology: Neoepinnula: Greek, neos = new + Latin ex = outside + Latin, diminutive of pinna = spiny (Ref. 45335);  minetomai: Named for Takeshi Minetoma, a local fisherman in Kuchierabu-jima Island, Kagoshima.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 380 - 420 m (Ref. 115418), usually - m (Ref. ).   Deep-water; 0°C -

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115418)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 20; Vertebrae: 32. This species is disitinguished by the following set of characters: orbit is huge, its horizontal diameter about equal to snout length 10.6-10.9 % SL, 31.3-31.7 %HL, and its upper margin forming dorsal profile of head; fleshy interorbital width is less than orbit diameter, 8.8-8.9 % SL; posteroventral corner of the preopercle forming an acute angle; distal margin of second dorsal and anal fins concave; lower jaw no distinctly enlarged canines; anterior part of the lower lateral line above pectoral fin base covered laterally by opercle; oral cavity is uniformly black; HL 33.5-34.8 % SL; body depth at pelvic fin base 28.2-29.0 % SL, at anal fin origin 27.0-28.0 % SL; pectoral fin length 17.9-18.1 % SL; length of upper caudal fin lobe 25.6 % SL; length of lower caudal fin lobe 23.4-24.0 % SL; snout length 31.3-33.4 % HL; postorbital length 38.2-39.0 % HL; upper jaw length 40.5-41.2 % HL (Ref. 115418).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species is closely associated with steep rocky bottoms around the islands where it occurs (Ref. 115418)..

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Nakayama, N., Y. Kimura and H. Endo, 2015. Neoepinnula minetomai, a new species of sackfish from off Kuchierabu-jima Island, southern Japan (Actinopterygii: Gempylidae). Ichthyol. Res. 62(3):320-326. (Ref. 115418)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00438 - 0.02502), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .