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Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish; Pearlsides; Pearl-side; Pearlside; Pearlfish; Muller's pearsides; Muller's bristlemouth fish; Mueller's bristle-mouth fish; Hatchetfish)

Synonyms: Argentina pennanti; Maurolicus mulleri; Maurolicus pennanti; Mauroluccius mulleri; Salmo muelleri; Scopelus borealis; Scopelus humboldtii; Scopelus maurolici
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Wikipedia Abstract

Mueller's pearlside or Mueller's bristle-mouth fish, Maurolicus muelleri, a marine hatchetfish of the genus Maurolicus, is found in deep tropical, subtropical and temperate waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to depths of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). Its can grow up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) at maximum.
View Wikipedia Record: Maurolicus muelleri

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany

Prey / Diet

Calanoides carinatus[1]
Calanus australis[1]
Candacia armata[2]
Candacia bipinnata[1]
Euchirella rostrata[1]
Euphausia similis[1]
Gaetanus pileatus[2]
Metridia lucens[2]
Nematoscelis megalops[1]
Neocalanus tonsus[1]
Oncaea borealis[2]
Oncaea media[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Pleuromamma abdominalis[1]
Pseudocalanus elongatus[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Allothunnus fallai (Tuna)1
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)1
Caprodon longimanus (Pink maomao)1
Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Warming's lanternfish)1
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)5
Diaphus perspicillatus (transparent lanternfish)1
Diaphus taaningi (Taaning's lanternfish)1
Electrona paucirastra (Belted lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus bolini (Lanternfish)1
Hygophum hanseni (Hansen's lanternfish)2
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)7
Lampanyctus australis (Austral lanternfish)3
Lampanyctus steinbecki (Longfin lampfish)1
Metelectrona herwigi (Herwig lanternfish)2
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)1
Phosichthys argenteus (Silver lighthouse fish)1
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)1
Sigmops elongatus (Bristlemouth)2
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)1
Trachurus murphyi (Southern jack mackerel)1

Predators

Allocyttus verrucosus (coster dory)[2]
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[2]
Apogonops anomalus (Flathead feed)[3]
Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)[2]
Arctocephalus pusillus (Brown Fur Seal)[2]
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)[4]
Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde's whale)[2]
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)[2]
Brama brama (Ray's bream)[3]
Brosme brosme (Tusk)[2]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[2]
Cyttus traversi (horsehead)[2]
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)[1]
Enteroctopus magnificus (Southern Giant Octopus)[5]
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)[6]
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)[2]
Gadiculus argenteus (Silvery pout)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Galeus eastmani (Gecko catshark)[2]
Helicolenus percoides (Sea perch)[2]
Hyperoglyphe japonica (Pacific barrelfish)[2]
Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)[7]
Illex coindetii (southern shortfin squid)[7]
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)[2]
Lepidopus caudatus (Southern frostfish)[2]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[2]
Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)[2]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[3]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[2]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[2]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[2]
Onykia ingens (warty squid)[2]
Pachyptila turtur (Fairy Prion)[2]
Pelagodroma marina (White-faced Storm-Petrel)[2]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[2]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[8]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[2]
Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned Petrel)[9]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[9]
Raja clavata (Roker)[2]
Rajella leoparda (Leopard skate)[2]
Scomber australasicus (Spotted mackerel)[2]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[2]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)[2]
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)[2]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[2]
Todarodes sagittatus (European flying squid)[2]
Trachurus mediterraneus (Mediterranean scad)[2]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[2]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[2]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[2]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[2]
Zenopsis conchifer (Silvery John dory)[2]
Zenopsis nebulosa (Mirror dory)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[10]
Ascaris argentinae <Unverified Name>[10]
Brachyphallus crenatus[10]
Derogenes varicus[10]
Hemiurus communis[10]
Hepatoxylon trichiuri[10]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[10]

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Algeria; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Barents Sea; Benguela Current; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cantabrian Sea; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Chile; China; Colahan Seamount; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Denmark; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; 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 At; 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.; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Gibraltar; Great Meteor Tablemount; Greece; Guinea Current; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Mexico; Hancock Northwest Seamount; Hancock Southeast Seamount; Hawaii (USA); Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jingu Seamount; Jordan; Juan Fernández Islands; Kammu Seamount; Karandash Seamount; Kerguelen Islands; Kimmei and Koko Seamounts; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Lira Seamount; Madeira Islands; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Milwaukee Group Seamount; Monaco; Morocco; Namibia; Netherlands; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; North Australian Shelf; North Sea; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Portugal; Scotian Shelf; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; South Africa; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan; Tasman Sea; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; Western Sahara;

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Citations

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2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Diets of fishes of the upper continental slope of eastern Tasmania: content, calorific values, dietary overlap and trophic relationships, S.J.M. Blaber and C.M. Bulman, Marine Biology 95, 345-356 (1987)
4Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
5R. Villanueva , Diet and mandibular growth of Octopus magnificus (Cephalopoda), South African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1993, pages 121-126
6Predator-Prey Relationships and Food Sources of the Skagerrak Deep-Water Fish Assemblage, O. A. Bergstad, Å. D. Wik and Ø. Hildre, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 31, 2003, pp. 165-180
7CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
8PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DIET OF FOUR GADOID FISHES IN A FJORD OF WESTERN NORWAY, A.G. Vea Salvanes, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, C.M. 1986/G: 71, Demersal Fish Committee
9Jackson, S. (1988). Diets of the white-chinned petrel and sooty shearwater in the southern Benguela Region, South Africa Condor 90, 20–28
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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