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Gonostoma denudatum  Rafinesque, 1810

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Gonostomatidae (Bristlemouths)
Etymology: Gonostoma: Greek, gonio = angle + Greek stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 700 m (Ref. 4769).   Deep-water; 45°N - 37°S

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Eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to Angola including the Azores and the Mediterranean. Also off southern Africa extending from the Atlantic slopes area to about 8°W, southern limit to about 37°S (Ref. 3991). Western Central Atlantic: 20°N - 5°S.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4463)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 28 - 31. Dark dorsally, flanks silver; distinctive gular pigment patch (Ref. 3991). Dorsal adipose fin present.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Exhibits diel vertical migrations, juveniles and adults in 400-700 m by day and 100-200 m by night (Ref. 4769). Photophores developing in fishes over 18-35 mm SL (Ref. 4769).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Quéro, J.-C., J.C. Njock and M.M. de la Hoz, 1990. Gonostomatidae. p. 283-292. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4463)

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): 9.8 - 19.6, mean 14.1 (based on 398 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00141 - 0.00895), b=3.07 (2.85 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.34 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .