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Argyropelecus aculeatus (marine hatchetfish; Silver hatchetfish; Lovely hatchetfish; Hatchetfish; Hatchet fish; Atlantic silver hatchetfish)

Synonyms: Argyropelachus aculeatus; Argyropelachus amabilis; Argyropelecus amabilis; Argyropelecus antrorsospinus; Argyropelecus caninus; Argyropelecus micracanthus; Sternoptychides amabilis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Lovely Hatchetfish or Atlantic Silver Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus aculeatus) is a species of fish in the Sternoptychidae family. It may exceed 70 millimetres (2.8 in) standard length (SL). It lives in the mesopelagic zone of all oceans and performs diel vertical migration. A.
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Predators

Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)[1]
Hoplostethus atlanticus (Slimehead)[1]
Pentaceros wheeleri (North Pacific armorhead)[1]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[1]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Heteronybelinia robusta[2]
Lampritrema miescheri[2]
Nybelinia robusta <Unverified Name>[2]

Distribution

Agulhas Current; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Bear Seamount; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Chile; China; Cuba; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Senegal; reported from Namibia (Ref. 27121). Western Atlantic: 40°N-10°N and 15°S-35°S; specimens taken off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Indian Ocean: 0°-35°S. Western Pacific: 35°; Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Senegal; reported from Namibia (Ref. 27121). Western Atlantic: 40°N-10°N and 15°S-35°S; specimens taken off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Indian Ocean: 0°-35°S. Western Pacific: 35°N-35°S. Southeast Pacific: 30°S-35°S.; Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Senegal; reported from Namibia (Ref. 27121). Western Atlantic: 40°N-10°N and 15°S-35°S; specimens taken off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Indian Ocean: 0°-35°S. Western Pacific: 35°N-35°S. Southeast Pacific: 30°S-35°S. Recently reported in Aden Gulf, Arabian Sea (Ref. 85285).; French Guiana; Gibraltar; Great Meteor Tablemount; Gulf of Mexico; Hawaii (USA); Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Japan; Juan Fernández Islands; Kuroshio Current; Madeira Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Namibia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Portugal; Réunion; Sargasso Sea; Senegal; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Sponge Seamount; Suriname; Taiwan; Tasman Sea; USA (contiguous states); Western Sahara; Yellow Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit 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. 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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