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Caristius macropus (Bellotti, 1903)
Bigmouth Manefish
Family: Caristiidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15507)

Source: Distribution of Caristius macropus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 32 - 35; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22; Vertebrae: 37 - 40. Caudal shallowly forked.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).

Biology

Species Biology

Occurs in midwaters in temperate latitudes. Fish remains have been found in manefish stomachs (Ref. 4525). bathypelagic; marine; depth range 200 - 1420 m (Ref. 58302). Deep water.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).

Distribution

Distribution

Northeast Pacific: South of southern California to British Columbia (Ref. 265). Western Central Pacific (Ref. 9850). Also other oceans (Ref. 2850).

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 10:02:43 AM]
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