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ラベル Manefish の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示
ラベル Manefish の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示


Larval-fish of Manefish - ヤエギスの稚魚

This is larval-fish of Caristius macropus (Bellotti, 1903). Body length was SL20 mm. Larval-fish is known to be with jellyfishes of Siphonophorae such as Agalma okenii, Apolemia uvaria and Rosacea cymbiformis. This time it was with A. okenii. Since it departs from jellyfish when diver approaching too much, dependency on the host seems to be low.  Adult is bathypelagic. It's habitat depth range 250 - 1420 m. Larvae habitat from surface. C. macropus has lateral line, but closely related species of Paracaristius nudarcus has not lateral line. The width of the eyes and the maxilla is narrow. Dorsal soft rays:33-35, Anal soft rays:21-23.

Larval-fish of Manefish 
Larval-fish of Manefish


Distribution Map(

Nakabo, T. (ed.), 2013. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Japan. Pp, 2428. (3-Volume Set) (in Japanese).

Okiyama M. (ed), 2014. An Atlas of Early Stage Fishes in Japan Second Edition. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Japan. :Pp,1912. (in Japanese).

Okamoto, M., and D. E. Stevenson. 2015. Records of two manefishes, Platyberyx andriashevi and P. rhyton(Teleostei: Perciformes: Caristiidae), from off the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Species Diversity 20:13-17

Okamoto, M., D. E. Stevenson, and H. Motomura. 2014. First record of Paracaristius maderensis from the central North Pacific and a second specimen of Platyberyx rhyton (Perciformes: Caristiidae). Biogeography 16:23-29.

<Japanese explanation>
ヤエギスの稚魚。英名Manefishの"Mane"は"たてがみ"や"長い髪"を表します。撮影個体は体長SL20 mm。稚魚はヨウラククラゲ、ケムシクラゲ、アイオイクラゲのような管クラゲの仲間と一緒にいることが知られています。今回はヨウラククラゲと一緒にいました。 近づきすぎるとクラゲから離れるので、宿主への依存度は低いようです。成魚は深海浮遊性で、水深250〜1420 mに生息しています。稚魚は表層から生息しています。ヤエギスには側線がありますが、近縁のコクチヤエギス(Paracaristius nudarcus)には側線がありません。また、ヤエギスは眼と上顎がかなり接近していて、その幅が狭いのが特徴です。背鰭軟条数は33-35、臀鰭軟条数は21-23です。

Family Caristiidae Gill & Smith, 1905  ヤエギス科

Genus Caristius Gill & Smith, 1905 ヤエギス属
Caristius macropus (Bellotti, 1903)  ヤエギス D33-35; A21-23;

Genus Paracaristius Trunov, Kukuev & Parin, 2006 コクチヤエギス属
Paracaristius nudarcus Stevenson & Kenaley, 2011 コクチヤエギス D27-31; A17-20;
Paracaristius maderensis (Maul, 1949) マデイラコクチヤエギス D29-31; A18-19;

Genus Platyberyx Zugmayer, 1911 サンリクヤエギス属
Platyberyx andriashevi (Kukuev, Parin, & Trunov, 2012) イロジロヤエギス D31-35; A20-22;
Platyberyx rhyton Stevenson & Kenaley, 2013 サンリクヤエギス D30-31; A18;