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Glossanodon semifasciatus  (Kishinouye, 1904)

Deep-sea smelt
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
Etymology: Glossanodon: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, anodos = without teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 70 - 1017 m (Ref. 47843).   Temperate, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 32°N - 15°N, 101°E - 149°E

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Northwest Pacific: southern Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84005)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Body elongated and cylindrical. Anal fin base shorter than dorsal fin base. Snout longer than eye diameter. Branchiostegals 5. Lower jaw protruding.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the shelf edge and upper bathyal in sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). Maximum length of 25.5 cm TL from asymptotic length in Ref. 5952 (assumed to be TL). Matures at 13 cm SL at 2 years old (Ref. 84005).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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