WoRMS taxon details

Bathysaurus mollis Günther, 1878

126370  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126370)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution circumglobal between latitude 50°N-20°S except tropical eastern Pacific  
Distribution circumglobal between latitude 50°N-20°S except tropical eastern Pacific [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Bathysaurus mollis Günther, 1878. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126370 on 2018-12-14
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Solitary, lurking bottom feeder. Probably piscivorous  [details]

Distribution circumglobal between latitude 50°N-20°S except tropical eastern Pacific [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat Found on the continental rise and the abyss, commonly below 2,000 m, in water colder than 4°C. [details]

Reproduction Larvae are probably pelagic in near-surface midwaters [details]
 

LanguageName 
English highfin lizardfish  [details]
Japanese シンカイエソ  [details]
Bathysaurus mollis, 1929 m Guayanilla Canyon, Caribbean.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer, Océano Profundo 2015. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini et al. For more information see: Quattrini AM, Demopoulos AWJ, Singer R, Roa-Veron A, Chaytor JD (2017). Demersal fish assemblages on seamounts and other rugged features in the northeastern Caribbean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 123: 90-104.
 

Bathysaurus mollis, 2071 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini.