Overview

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Biology

An oceanic, mesopelagic fish with some size stratification with respect to depth: small specimens (4.0 cm SL have only been taken in trawls fished to 490 m and deeper. During daytime minimal catch data indicate that the species is not found in the upper 500 m, but at night, small specimens (< ca. 2.5 cm SL) may migrate into the upper 120 m. Mature and expended females (Stages V and VI) have been caught in January and April, suggesting late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 96467))
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Type Information

Type for Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
Catalog Number: USNM 92312
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Northern Mindanao and vicinity: Camp Overton Lt., Iligan Bay (Mindanao), S.1 degree E., 8.6 miles., Mindanao, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Iligan Bay, Pacific
Depth (m): 777 to 777
Vessel: Albatross
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Paratype for Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
Catalog Number: USNM 122359
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: P.I., Mindanao, Camp Overton, Iligan Bay, Mindanao, Philippines, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 60 - 778 m (Ref. 280)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 777 - 777
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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