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Aldrovandia rostrata  (Günther, 1878)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Notacanthiformes (Halosaurs and deep-sea spiny eels) > Halosauridae (Halosaurs)
Etymology: Aldrovandia: Taken from Ulisse Aldrovandi, (1522-1605), a Renaissance naturalist and physician noted by his systematic and accurate observations of plants and animals (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 2690 - 5029 m (Ref. 4448).   Deep-water; 27°N - 5°N

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Eastern Atlantic: Western Sahara and along the eastern slope of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from 7°-5°N. Western Atlantic: off Bahamas and west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4448)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Insertion of the pelvic fins well in advance of the origin of the dorsal fin. Separation of palatine tooth patches on the midline and disc-like lateral line plaques (Ref. 37108). Light colored, the lower part of the head and the gill cover black, abdominal region blackish. Lining of mouth is dark (Ref. 37108).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the abyssal depths (Ref. 4448).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Sulak, K.J., 1990. Halosauridae. p. 126-132. 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. 4448)

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 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00087 (0.00033 - 0.00231), b=3.07 (2.84 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .