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Hoplostethus mediterraneus (Mediterranean redfish)

Synonyms: Hoplostethus mediterraneus mediterraneus; Hoplostethus mediterraneus sonodae; Hoplostethus mediterraneus trunovi; Hoplostetus mediterraneus; Korsogaster nanus; Trachichthys pretiosus

Wikipedia Abstract

The silver roughy or Mediterranean slimehead (Hoplostethus mediterraneus) is a small deep-sea fish species belonging to the slimehead family (Trachichthyidae). It is found widely at depths of 100 to 1,175 m (328–3,855 ft) in the Atlantic, ranging from Iceland and Georges Bank in the north to South Africa and Brazil in the south, including the Mediterranean and Gulf of Mexico. It is also found in the Western Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea.
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Prey / Diet

Boreomysis arctica[1]
Gnathophausia zoea[1]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[1]
Pasiphaea multidentata (pink glass shrimp)[1]
Pseudotiron bouvieri[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)2
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Coryphaenoides guentheri (Günther's grenadier)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)3
Hymenocephalus italicus (Glasshead grenadier)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)1
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Nezumia bairdii (Marlin-spike grenadier)1
Nezumia sclerorhynchus (Roughtip grenadier)2
Phycis chesteri (Longfin hake)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)1
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)1
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)1


Parasitized by 
Anisakis pegreffii <Unverified Name>[2]
Anisakis physeteris <Unverified Name>[2]
Anisakis simplex[2]
Euzetplectanocotyle hoplosteti <Unverified Name>[2]
Helicometra fasciata[2]
Heteronybelinia nipponica[2]
Opegaster gobii[2]
Pseudopecoelus vulgaris[2]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[2]


Atlantic, Northwest; Australia; China; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; Northwest Atlantic.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; South Africa; Western Indian Ocean.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Feeding ecology of deep fishes in the Le Danois Bank (Cantabrian Sea, North Spain), Preciado, I., Cartes, J., Velasco, F., Olaso, I., Serrano, A., Frutos, I., Sánchez, F., nternational Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay (Vigo, Spain) (2006)
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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