Alepocephalus owstoni Tanaka, 1908
Owston's slickhead
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Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Pacific coast of Japan and the Okinawa Trough (East China Sea).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-21; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 18-22. Pored scales in lateral line less than 60. Snout wide in dorsal view, rounded anteriorly. Frontal portion of orbital rim forming a prominent ridge above the eye. Orbit circular. Reaches 40 cm SL.
Biology:  Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.05.96
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 13.01.16

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