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Ophthalmolycus polylepis  Matallanas, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zoarcidae (Eelpouts) > Lycodinae
Etymology: Ophthalmolycus: Greek, ophthalmos = eye + Greek, lykos = wolf (Ref. 45335);  polylepis: Name from the Greek 'polus' for many, and 'lepis' for scales, referring to the extensive squamation of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 1056 m (Ref. 84360).   Polar; 64°S - 65°S, 61°W - 62°W

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Antarctica: Gerlache Strait (Ref. 84360).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84360); 24.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 98 - 118. Ophthalmolycus polylepis can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: two posterior nasal pores; epidermal prickles on lips; gill slit extending ventrally just to below mid-pectoral fin base; interorbital pore present; two postorbital pores; lateral line triple with ventral, mediolateral and dorsolateral branches; scales extending anteriorly to predorsal area, abdomen, pelvic fins base, and pectoral fins base and axil; vertebrae asymmetrical 22 + 76; dorsal fin origin associated with vertebra 5; pectoral fin rays 18; six branchiostegal rays; oral valve overlapping the anterior edge of vomer; two rows of palatine teeth anteriorly; two vestigial pyloric caeca and 2 pseudobranch filaments; pelvic fin and vomerine teeth present (Ref. 84360).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Matallanas, J., 2011. Description of two new species of Ophthalmolycus (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from the Southern Ocean and key to species of the genus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, doi:10.1017/S0025315410000615. (Ref. 84360)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00129 (0.00056 - 0.00297), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .