Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Stomiiformes > Sternoptychidae > Maurolicus > Maurolicus muelleri

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

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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.
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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

Prey / Diet Overlap




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;

External References



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