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Argentina silus


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lexID:
4939 
AphiaID:
126715 
Scientific:
Argentina silus 
German:
Goldlachs 
English:
Greater Argentine 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Argentiniformes (Order) > Argentinidae (Family) > Argentina (Genus) > silus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ascanius, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
West-Atlantic Ocean, Scandinavia, the British Isles, the North Sea, Iceland, USA, the Faroe Islands, East-Atlantic Ocean, Canada, Groenland 
Sea depth:
140 - 1440 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 70cm 
Temperature:
1.4°C - 10.2°C 
Food:
Amphipods, Bodemfauna, Copepods, Kreeftachtigen, Krill, Ongewervelden, Sepia, Vissen (kleine vissen), Vissen larven, Wormen, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Niet geschikt voor huiskameraquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Argentina achillea
  • Argentina adinophylla
  • Argentina adulterina
  • Argentina aliceae
  • Argentina anserina
  • Argentina anserinoides
  • Argentina archboldiana
  • Argentina aristata
  • Argentina assimilis
  • Argentina australiae
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-04 19:22:56 

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(Ascanius, 1775)

Special thanks for the first two fotos to Rudolf Svensen, Norway.

Distribution
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.

Biology
Bathypelagic. Prefer depths of 182.8-255.9 m, temperature 7-10°C and mean salinity 34 ppt. Probably form schools close to the bottom. Feeds on planktonic invertebrates including euphausiids, amphipods (arrow worms, krill and Thermisto, chaetognaths, squids and ctenophores, also small fishes.
Spawns from April to July. Growth is slow. Eggs and young are pelagic at depths of 400-500m.

Synonymised taxa:
Salmo silus Ascanius, 1775

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