Trachichthyidae

Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333: 318-319

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50B7E074-F212-4193-BFB9-84A1D0A0E03C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AC642D14-3A50-FFD1-34F2-F943DE1629EF

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Plazi

scientific name

Trachichthyidae
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Family Trachichthyidae  

Hoplostethus mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829   —Mediterranean slimehead

61,206 specimens were caught at depths between 737 and 1,187 m. Length data were available for 9,177 specimens ranging from 7 to 36 cm TL (21.5 ± 3.4). Habitat and Distribution: benthopelagic at depth range 100– 1175 m, usually 500– 800 m. Northeastern Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific oceans and in Mediterranean Sea. In the eastern Atlantic, from Ireland to South Africa. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), HV (FishBase).

Hoplostethus cadenati Quéro, 1974   —Black slimehead

47 specimens were caught between 777 and 940 m depth. Length data were available for 22 specimens ranging from 20 to 29 cm TL. Biometry and meristic: 272 and 237 mm TL; 210 and 184 mm SL; HL: 38.1 and 38.6; PO: 9 .0 and 10.9; POL: 18.1 and 17.9; ED: 11 .0 and 9.8; PD: 41.9 and 41.8; LD: 37.1 and 38.0; PA: 65.2 and 64.1; LA: 17.6 and 18.5, LP: 33.3 and 32.6; LV: 21 .0 and 19.0; H: 41.4 and 44.6; D: VI+ 13 and V+ 14; A: III+ 10; P: 17; V: I+ 5 and I+ 6; Gr: 5 + 17. Habitat and Distribution: bathypelagic, living near the bottom from 70 to at least 1,000 m depth, usually 200– 700 m. Eastern Atlantic and western Indian oceans. In the eastern Atlantic, from northwestern Ireland, northwestern Spain and along the northwestern coast of Africa between 27 ° 30 'N and 10 ° 10 'N and from 1 ° 26 'S to 26 ' 14 °S. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), HV (FishBase).

Hoplostethus atlanticus Collett, 1889   —Orange roughy

3 specimens of 21, 24 and 31 cm TL were caught at depths between 1,470 and 1,685 m. Habitat and Distribution: bathypelagic, inhabits deep, cold waters over steep continental slopes, ocean ridges and seamounts, sometimes in dense aggregations, from 180 to 1,809 m depth, usually 400– 900 m. Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific oceans, but not in the eastern Pacific. In the eastern Atlantic, from Iceland to Morocco and from Namibia to South Africa. Vulnerability: VU ( IUCN, OSPAR), HHV (FishBase).