Sympterichthys moultoni, Moulton’s handfish

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Sympterichthys moultoni Last & Gledhill, 2009

Moulton’s handfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Brachionichthyidae (Handfishes)
  More on authors: Last & Gledhill.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 105 - 150 m (Ref. 82446), usually - m (Ref. ).   Temperate; 0°C -

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Southwest Pacific: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82446)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is characterized by the following combination of characters: large esca, size variable, about 56% of illicium length; thick illicium, fleshy, with some dermal spinules on basal half, length 16-21% SL, 2.1-3 times in head length; esca with similar thickness to rest of structure; body entirely covered with close-set, non-imbricate scales; scale bases rudimentary, margins irregular, with long bifurcate spinules (except for those closely associated with pores of the acoustico-lateralis system); mainly adpressed spinules, originating from posterior region of scale base, apical spines moderately divergent; second dorsal fin rays 15-16, fin base 61-66% SL; length of second dorsal-fin spine 0.8-0.9 times length of longest ray of second dorsal fin; anal-fin rays 7-8; pectoral-fin rays 7-8; upper body is uniformly pale pink; membranes between distal portions of rays of dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins dark (Ref. 82446).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Last, P. and D.C. Gledhill, 2009. A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species. Zootaxa 2252:1-77. (Ref. 82446)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(iii,v)); Date assessed: 01 May 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 14.8 - 17.1, mean 15.5 °C (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6251   [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   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .