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BiologyRare species (Ref. 34024). Apparently a slow swimmer because of its poorly developed musculature. Its large mouth opening and oral cavity may enable it to feed on a great size range of preys. The enlarged and swollen anterior nostril may reflect increased reliance on olfaction in recognition of conspecifics or food sources (Ref. 40708). Reproductive strategy possibly similar to other members of this family being oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).