Melamphaes proximus

Melamphaes proximus Kotlyar, 2015

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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);  proximus: Name from Latin 'proximus' meaning nearest or closes, referring to its close relation to the Atlantic M. longivelis..

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Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 990 - 1162 m (Ref. 117111). Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: from Madagascar and West Australia seamounts (Big Australian Bight) to off New Guinea Island and to Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117111)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 28 - 29. This species is distinguished by the following characters: first gill arch with 18-19 rakers; eye diameter is greater than width of suborbital bone; depth of caudal peduncle more than twice in its length; 28-29 vertebrae, of them trunk 12-13; haemal arch of first caudal vertebra no spurs; D III 15-16, A I 8, soft rays in ventral fin 7; the ventral fin begins beyond vertical of posterior margin of pectoral fin insertion; the anal fin begins beyond vertical of last ray of dorsal fin (Ref. 117111).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Gonadal maturity at stage III for males (5.05 cm SL) and stage IV for female (9.3 cm SL) (Ref. 117111).

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2015. Revision of the genus Melamphaes (Melamphaidae). 3. Oligo-raker species: M. proximus sp. n., M. contradictorius sp. n., and M. succedanaus sp. n. J. Ichthyol. 55(5):619-629 (Ref. 117111)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 30 December 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00400 - 0.02500), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).