Monognathus rajui

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Monognathus rajui Bertelsen & Nielsen, 1987

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Saccopharyngiformes (Swallowers and gulpers) > Monognathidae (Onejaws)
Etymology: Monognathus: Greek, monos = one + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Bertelsen & Nielsen.

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

Marine; bathypelagic.   Deep-water

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Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34506)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 88; Anal soft rays: 68. M. rajui differs from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: head short, snout blunt, skull length 3.4% TL, rostral fang with dorsal profile slightly convex forming an almost straight line with frontal profile of skull, dorsal fin origin above myomere number 7, anal fin origin below dorsal fin ray number 22, and no subdermal, lateral melanophores (Ref. 34506).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bertelsen, E. and J.G. Nielsen, 1987. The deep sea eel family Monognathidae (Pisces, Anguilliformes). Steenstrupia, 13(4):141-198. (Ref. 34506)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .