Recorded at 2250 meters.
Habitat: bathypelagic. Specific naem refers to the fine hairlike secondary filaments of the illicium.
Rhynchactis microthrix is a species of whipnose angler only known from the western Indian Ocean where it is found at depths of around 2,250 metres (7,380 ft). This species grows to a length of 11.3 centimetres (4.4 in) SL.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Rhynchactis microthrix" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
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