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Sternoptyx pseudobscura (Hatchetfish; Highlight hatchetfish)

Synonyms: Sternopteryx pseudobscura
Language: Danish; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese

Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Candacia bipinnata[2]
Candacia curta[2]
Candacia pachydactyla[3]
Candacia simplex[2]
Eucalanus sewelli[2]
Euchaeta spinosa[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Neocalanus gracilis[2]
Neocalanus robustior[2]
Scolecithrix danae[3]
Undinula vulgaris[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)3
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)2
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)2
Hygophum hygomii (Lanternfish)1
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)1
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)2
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)3

Predators

Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[2]
Brama caribbea (Caribbean pomfret)[2]

Distribution

Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Bear Seamount; Benguela Current; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; China; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; East Brazil Shelf; East China Sea; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greenland; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Hawaii (USA); Iberian Coastal; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Portugal; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Spain; Suriname; Togo; West Greenland Shelf; Western Sahara; Widely distributed in the three major oceans. Eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to South Africa. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 11980). South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
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.
3Vertical distribution and feeding patterns of midwater fish in the central equatorial Atlantic II. Sternoptychidae, J. Kinzer and K. Schulz, Marine Biology 99, 261-269 (1988)
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