Muraenolepis orangiensis, Patagonian moray cod : fisheries

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Muraenolepis orangiensis Vaillant, 1888

Patagonian moray cod
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Muraenolepididae (Eel cods)
Etymology: Muraenolepis: Latin, muraena = morey eel + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Vaillant.

Issue
This species is synonym of M. marmorata.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 135 - 860 m (Ref. 11892), usually - m (Ref. ).   Temperate; 0°C - ; 40°S - 59°S, 70°W - 78°E (Ref. 1371)

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Southwest Atlantic: Strait of Magellan (Ref. 27363) and the Patagonian region of Argentina. Southern Ocean: Kerguelen, Heard and Crozet islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 161; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 107. Dorsal filament 3 times longer than eye diameter; pectoral fins rather short, not reaching to anus when appressed. Lateral line extending to below middle of second dorsal fin. Color is gray-reddish; body with small black dots; abdomen black (Ref. 1371).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Dwells on the continental and insular shelves and slopes. Feeds on zooplankton.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.4 - 5.8, mean 4.1 °C (based on 97 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5059   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.