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Benthodesmus suluensis  Parin, 1976

Philippine frostfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality, Sulu Sea.
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin, 1993
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes) > Aphanopodinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181)

Environment

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 500 m (Ref. 6181)

Climate / Range

Deep-water; 15°N - 3°N, 115°E - 126°E (Ref. 6181)

Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Sulu Sea between the Philippines and Sabah, Malaysia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 36 - 39; Dorsal soft rays (total): 92-99; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 86 - 92; Vertebrae: 133 - 137. Body silvery, jaws and opercle blackish. The inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Probably benthopelagic, juveniles mesopelagic from 200 to 500 m (Ref. 9688).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5005 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (11 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium