Alepocephalus productus Gill, 1883
Smalleye smooth-head
photo by Blend, C.

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  41 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1150 - 3500 m
Distribution:  Possibly circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Ireland, and Morocco. Western Atlantic: two localities (20° and 39°N). One specimen from the Patagonian region of Argentina (Ref. 27363). Possibly in the Western Central Pacific (38717).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-17. Pelvic fins small (Ref. 27363).
Biology:  Found over soft bottoms (Ref. 27363). Maximum length based on a single specimen (Ref. 27363).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 05.05.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.01.16
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 08.06.94

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