WoRMS taxon details

Polymixia lowei Günther, 1859

158923  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158923)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Western Atlantic: Grand Bank and northern Gulf of Mexico to the Antilles and French Guiana  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Grand Bank and northern Gulf of Mexico to the Antilles and French Guiana [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Polymixia lowei Günther, 1859. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158923 on 2018-12-12
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
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 Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Distribution Western Atlantic: Grand Bank and northern Gulf of Mexico to the Antilles and French Guiana [details]

Habitat Found on soft bottoms. [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social- commercial, minor fishery [details]
 

LanguageName 
English beardfish  [details]
Spanish cola de maguey  [details]
Polymixia lowei, 604 m platform west of Puerto Rico, 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.
 

Polymixia lowei, 527-810 m Noroit Seamount, Caribbean.

Photograph courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust. 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.