Sagamichthys abei Parr, 1953
Shining tubeshoulder
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)
Max. size:  33 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 37 - 1500 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (52°N) to Baja California (27°N), and from Peru (16°S) to Chile (39°S). Also from the southeast Pacific (Ref. 2850).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-16; Vertebrae: 50-52. Branchiostegal rays: 8.
Biology:  Mesopelagic at 300-900 m (Ref. 58302). Young migrate in association with Cyclothone signata to within 200 m of the surface at night and feed extensively on small crustaceans (Ref. 4525). Oviparous, with large mesopelagic larvae (Ref. 35760).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.03.92
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 09.06.15

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