Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Sexual maturity at a length of 7,5 cm (Ref. 47377). In the Atlantic, gravid females were taken in February and April, suggesting a late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Angola. Western Atlantic: Guyana to Brazil. Also known from the Western Pacific.
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Atlantic; Pacific: Philippines to southern Japan; Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands); Hawaiian Islands; probably more widespread.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 90 mm SL
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Max. size

9.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479))
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Type Information

Paratype for Bolinichthys distofax Johnson
Catalog Number: USNM 212025
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Hawaii: Mauna Loa Lava Flow, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Johnson, R. K. 1975. Copeia. 1975 (1): 54.
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Ecology

Habitat

Mesopelagic
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Epipelagic
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Environment

pelagic-oceanic; non-migratory; marine; depth range 100 - 690 m (Ref. 4479), usually 510 - 550 m (Ref. 96467)
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 480 - 875
  Temperature range (°C): 8.485 - 11.689
  Nitrate (umol/L): 18.240 - 26.241
  Salinity (PPS): 35.347 - 35.615
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.333 - 3.885
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.115 - 1.495
  Silicate (umol/l): 7.850 - 16.675

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 480 - 875

Temperature range (°C): 8.485 - 11.689

Nitrate (umol/L): 18.240 - 26.241

Salinity (PPS): 35.347 - 35.615

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.333 - 3.885

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.115 - 1.495

Silicate (umol/l): 7.850 - 16.675
 
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 310 - 1120
  Temperature range (°C): 3.760 - 14.089
  Nitrate (umol/L): 14.903 - 32.649
  Salinity (PPS): 34.523 - 35.125
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.569 - 3.482
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.342 - 2.369
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.164 - 71.834

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 310 - 1120

Temperature range (°C): 3.760 - 14.089

Nitrate (umol/L): 14.903 - 32.649

Salinity (PPS): 34.523 - 35.125

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.569 - 3.482

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.342 - 2.369

Silicate (umol/l): 8.164 - 71.834
 
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Depth: 100 - 690m.
From 100 to 690 meters.

Habitat: pelagic. High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Bolinichthys distofax

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bolinichthys distofax

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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