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Psenes arafurensis  Günther, 1889

Banded driftfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nomeidae (Driftfishes)
Etymology: Psenes: Greek, psenos, -e, -on = without hair (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

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

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 650 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical; 37°N - 24°S

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Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical waters.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27121); common length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 21 - 23; Vertebrae: 31. Small specimens mottled or banded; adult uniformly black (Ref. 4412). Body moderately deep. Predorsal scales extending forward to about level of mideye. Snout deep and evenly rounded (Ref 9834).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic species (Ref. 27121). Caught at the surface with an associated medusae, using hand net (Ref. 26165).

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

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Haedrich, R.L., 1986. Nomeidae. p. 846-850. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4412)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.3 - 26.5, mean 18.7 (based on 728 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5313   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .