Melamphaes papavereus

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Melamphaes papavereus Kotlyar, 2016

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Melamphaes: Greek, melan, -anos = black + Greek, amphi = both side (Ref. 45335);  papavereus: Name from Latin 'papaverous', referring to the small black dotted pigment spots on body and fins (as if poppy seeds are scattered)..

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

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 117121). Deep-water

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Bay of Bengal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117121)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: rakers on first gill arch 18; suborbital bone width is significantly greater than eye diameter; total vertebrae 25, abdominal 11; descending spinules ('spurs') on haemal arm of first caudal vertebra 2; D III,15; A I,8; P 7, with ventral fin starting under the vertical line of posterior margin of pectoral fin basement; anal fin starting behind vertical line of last dorsal fin ray; head and body with black dotted pigment spots (Ref. 117121).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known only from one specimen caught in the Bay of Bengal with a nonclosing net at 0-1000 meters depth (Ref. 117121).

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2016. Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae): 6. Oligo-Raker species: M. papavereus, M. simus, M. hubbsi. J. Ichthyol. 56(3):325-335. (Ref. 117121)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 30 December 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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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=0.01000 (0.00402 - 0.02488), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .