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Pteropsaron springeri  Smith & Johnson, 2007

Springer's sand-diver
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percophidae (Duckbills) > Hemerocoetinae
Etymology: Pteropsaron: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, psaron = grey, with different colours (Ref. 45335);  springeri: Named for Victor G. Springer.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 73 m (Ref. 75753).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines; probably including Palau.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75753)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-23; Anal soft rays: 20 - 25; Vertebrae: 35 - 36. This species differs from other species of the Pteropsaron/Osopsaron complex in having only 3 dorsal spines which are displaced anteriorly to lie over the posterior end of the skull, and associated modification of the anteriormost 3 pterygiophores and neural spines; D III, 20-23; A 24-25; vertebrae 35-36 (Ref. 75753).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found in sloping sand bottoms to 73 m (Ref. 90102).

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Smith, D.G. and G.D. Johnson, 2007. A new species of Pteropsaron (Teleostei: Trichonotidae: Hemerocoetinae) from the Western Pacific, with notes on related species. Copeia 2007(2):364-377. (Ref. 75753)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.9 - 29, mean 28.6 (based on 122 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [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):  3.2   ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .