Strange Pike Smelt, Lestidiops mirabilis (Ege 1933)



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Bray, D.J. 2023, Lestidiops mirabilis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5707

Strange Pike Smelt, Lestidiops mirabilis (Ege 1933)

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Distribution

East of Sydney, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in warm seas, except for the eastern Atlantic and eastern Pacific.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin mirabilis (= amazing, wondrous, remarkable). 

Species Citation

Paralepis mirabilis Ege 1933, Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn 94: 228. Type locality: Sulawesi Sea, western Pacific, 4°03'N, 123°26'E, Dana station 3683, depth about 1000 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2023

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Strange Pike Smelt, Lestidiops mirabilis (Ege 1933)

References


Ege, V. 1933. On some new fishes of the families Sudidae and Stomiatidae. Preliminary note. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn 94: 223-236.

Ho, H-C. & Huang, C-H, 2022. First adult record of the barracudina Lestidiops extremus (Ege, 1953), based on a specimen from the Philippines (Teleostei: Paralepididae), Zootaxa 5195(6): 579-584. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5195.6.6

Moore, J. & Polanco Fernandez, A. 2019. Lestidiops mirabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T20661897A20682838. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T20661897A20682838.en. Accessed on 03 March 2023.

Stewart, A.L. 2015. 82 Family Paralepididae. pp. 581-594 in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. 2015. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 3 pp. 577-1152.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37126017

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:15-200 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic

Max Size:26 cm SL

Species Maps

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