Bathytroctes oligolepis (Krefft, 1970)
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Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  32.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 2100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: 7°32'N to 10°57'S. Indian Ocean: Mascareigne Plateau.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 41-43. Large eyes, torpedo-like body, with flanks slightly concave. Length of snout less than the orbit's diameter. Anal opening connected to the anterior part of the anal fin. Maximum length is less than 17.5 cm (Ref. 34286).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.02.96
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.08

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