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Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine; Great silver smelt; Herring smelt; Smelt; Greater argentine; Greater silver smelt)

Synonyms: Salmo silus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Argentina silus (synonymous with Salmo silus) is also known as Atlantic Argentine, Great Silver Smelt, Greater Argentine, Herring Smelt or simply Smelt. It is a northern Atlantic herring smelt and can be found at depths from 140 to 1,440 metres (460 to 4,720 ft). This species reaches a length of 70.0 centimetres (27.6 in) SL. It is of commercial importance and it is used as seafood.
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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  6 years
Male Maturity [3]  7 years
Maximum Longevity [1]  35 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Aetideopsis armata[4]
Aetideopsis multiserrata[5]
Calanus finmarchicus[4]
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)[6]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[6]
Nyctiphanes couchi[5]
Paraeuchaeta norvegica[4]
Pasiphaea multidentata (pink glass shrimp)[4]
Scina borealis[5]
Sergestes arcticus[4]
Themisto abyssorum[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja hyperborea (Arctic skate)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Arctogadus glacialis (Polar cod)1
Bathyraja spinicauda (Spiny-tailed skate)1
Benthosema glaciale (Large-eyed froghead)1
Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)1
Brama brama (Ray's bream)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Centroscyllium fabricii (Black dogfish)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)3
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)2
Hoplostethus atlanticus (Slimehead)1
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (Mediterranean redfish)2
Hymenocephalus italicus (Glasshead grenadier)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Nezumia bairdii (Marlin-spike grenadier)1
Paraliparis bathybius (Black seasnail)1
Phycis chesteri (Longfin hake)1
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)2
Pollachius virens (Sillock)2
Polydactylus quadrifilis (Threadfin)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Rajella fyllae (Round ray)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scopelogadus beanii (Bean's bigscale)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)1
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)1
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)1
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)1

Predators

Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[5]
Conger conger (Conger)[5]
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)[5]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[5]
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)[5]
Lampris guttatus (Sunfish)[5]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[5]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[5]
Molva dypterygia (Ling)[4]
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)[5]
Rajella lintea (Sharp-nosed skate)[4]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[7]
Derogenes varicus[7]
Hemiurus levinseni[7]
Lampritrema miescheri[7]
Lecithophyllum botryophorum[7]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Canada; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Eastern Atlantic: Svalbard to west coasts of Scotland and Ireland, deeper parts of North Sea and across the Wyville Thomson ridge to Denmark Strait. Western Atlantic: Davis Strait to George's Bank in Canada.; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; Greenland; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; North Sea; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Scotian Shelf; Scotland (UK); Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; West Greenland Shelf;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 4Predator-Prey Relationships and Food Sources of the Skagerrak Deep-Water Fish Assemblage, O. A. Bergstad, Å. D. Wik and Ø. Hildre, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 31, 2003, pp. 165-180 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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