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Maurolicus muelleri Silvery lightfish


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lexID:
4798 
AphiaID:
127312 
Scientific:
Maurolicus muelleri 
German:
Lachshering 
English:
Silvery Lightfish 
Category:
Other Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Stomiiformes (Order) > Sternoptychidae (Family) > Maurolicus (Genus) > muelleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gmelin, ), 1789 
Occurrence:
Straße von Gibralta, Angola, Australia, Azores, Canada , Chile, Congo, Corea, Cuba, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Greenland, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Iceland, Indonesia, Madeira, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Northern Africa, Portugal, Scandinavia, South-Africa, South-Pazific, Spain, Taiwan, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Isle of Man, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Uruguay, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
271 - 1524 Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 3.15" (4cm - 8cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 50 °F (5°C - 10°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Ostracodes (seed shrimps), Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus
  • Maurolicus australis
  • Maurolicus breviculus
  • Maurolicus imperatorius
  • Maurolicus inventionis
  • Maurolicus japonicus
  • Maurolicus javanicus
  • Maurolicus kornilovorum
  • Maurolicus mucronatus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-01 20:33:02 

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(Gmelin, 1789)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and Norway to Senegal, including the western Mediterranean; also from Democratic Republic of the Congo to Namibia. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Straits of Magellan. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068). Western Pacific.

Biology:
Oceanic, found to depths of at least 1,524 m. Migrate in the water column at depths of 150-250 m during the day and to about 50 m at night.
Mesopelagic. A cyclic selective feeder of copepods and euphausiids.
They become sexually mature when 1 year old. Spawning takes place in March - September, producing 200-500 eggs, floating on the surface.
Lipid content is 5.5 % in fresh body weight and wax ester is 15.3 % in total lipids.

Synonymised taxa:
Argentina pennanti Walbaum, 1792
Maurolicus mülleri (Gmelin, 1789) (misspelling)
Maurolicus pennanti (Walbaum, 1792) (synonym)
Mauroluccius mulleri (Gmelin, 1789) (misspelling)
Salmo muelleri Gmelin, 1789
Scopelus borealis Nilsson, 1832
Scopelus humboldtii Yarrel, 1836
Scopelus maurolici Valenciennes, 1850

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