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BiologyA benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Reproductive strategy possibly similar to other members of this family featuring oviparity, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Of the 22 examined specimens 16 aremales, including a 55.5 crn SL specimen with spent testes. One of the six females measuring 23.2 cm SL had fully ripe ovaries with eggs of about 0.5 mm in diameter. These were caught on or near the bottom mostly at slope depths but also extending into the abyss. Identifiable contents from the digestive tract found in six specimens include scales and vertebrae from fish, dorsal felt from polychaetes and remains of crustaceans (Ref. 84269).