Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Rare species (Ref. 34024). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Eastern Central Atlantic: known only from a single specimen caught off Cape Verde.
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Western Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 221 mm ---
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Max. size

22.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3686))
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Diagnostic Description

Snout inflated; eyes much smaller than snout; opercular spine weak or absent; preopercle without spines and posteriorly expanded almost reaching posterior margin of opercle; pseudobranchial filaments 2 (Ref. 34024).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 3200 - 3200 m (Ref. 34024)
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Depth: 0 - 3200m.
Recorded at 3200 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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