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Epigonus lenimen (Deepsea big-eye; Cardinalfish; Big-eyed cardinalfish; Bigeye deepsea cardinalfish; Bigeye cardinalfish; Big-eye; Bigeye)

Synonyms: Scepterias lenimen
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The big-eyed cardinalfish or bigeye cardinalfish (Epigonus lenimen) is a species of deepwater cardinalfish found in the southern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific Ocean from south of Madagascar to New Zealand. This fish occurs at depths from 530 to 820 m (1,740 to 2,690 ft). This species can reach 21 centimetres (8.3 in) in total length.
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Prey / Diet

Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)[1]
Pyrosoma atlanticum[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Etmopterus baxteri (New Zealand lanternshark)[3]
Genypterus blacodes (Rock ling)[1]
Hoplostethus atlanticus (Slimehead)[2]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[1]


Australia; East Central Australian Shelf; Great Australian Bight; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-West Pacific: south of Madagascar, Great Australian Bight, Tasmanian Sea, east of New Zealand.; Madagascar; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Tasman Sea;

External References



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1Diets 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)
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.
3Feeding ecology of the southern lanternshark (Etmopterus baxteri) and the brown lanternshark (E. unicolor) off southeastern Australia, Chris S. Hallett and Ross K. Daley, ICES Journal of Marine Science (2011), 68(1), 157–165
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