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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Also mesopelagic (Ref. 10761).
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Distribution

Tropical and subtropical parts of all oceans (only records of males and larvae are known in the Indian and Pacific Ocean).
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Western Central Atlantic; Hawaiian Islands; probably more widespread.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

12.6 cm TL (female)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 400 m (Ref. 28611)
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Depth: 0 - 400m.
Recorded at 400 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Also mesopelagic (Ref. 10761).
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Trophic Strategy

Mesopelagic (Ref. 10761).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Rhynchactis leptonema

Rhynchactis leptonema is a species of whipnose angler found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans where it is found at depths of around 400 metres (1,300 ft). This species grows to a length of 12.6 centimetres (5.0 in) TL.

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