Narcetes shonanmaruae, Yokozuna Slickhead

Narcetes shonanmaruae Poulsen, Ida, Kawato & Fujiwara, 2021

Yokozuna Slickhead
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Alepocephaliformes (Slickheads and tubeshoulders.) > Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Etymology: Narcetes: Greek, narke = numbness (Ref. 45335);  shonanmaruae: Named for the ship ‘Shonan maru’, which collected the type materials; noun in apposition.

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 2171 - 2572 m (Ref. 123515).   Deep-water

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 121.0 cm SL (female); max. published weight: 0.00 g

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: anal fn is entirely behind the dorsal fin; multiserial teeth on premaxillary, maxillary, and dentary; predorsal scale rows > 70; longitudinal scale rows > 110; dorsal to lateral line scale row > 15; anal to lateral line scale rows > 17; branchiostegal rays 7; dorsal-fn rays < 15; precaudal vertebrae < 30; epurals 2; the lengths of head, snout, upper and lower jaws, orbit diameter, dorsal and anal fn bases are relatively short against standard length (Ref. 123515).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fujiwara, Y., M. Kawato, J.Y. Poulsen, H. Ida, Y. Chikaraishi, N. Ohkouchi, K. Oguri, S. Gotoh, G. Ozawa, S. Tanaka, M. Miya, T. Sado, K. Kimoto, T. Toyofuku and S. Tsuchida, 2021. Discovery of a colossal slickhead (Alepocephaliformes: Alepocephalidae): an active-swimming top predator in the deep waters of Suruga Bay, Japan. Scientific Reports 11[2490]:16p. (Ref. 123515)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00164 - 0.00733), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (73 of 100) .