Bathytroctes squamosus Alcock, 1890
Deepscale slickhead
Bathytroctes squamosus
photo by SFSA

Family:  Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)
Max. size:  30.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 1000 - 2060 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: south of Madagascar and off Mozambique Ridge. Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia (Ref. 49596). Northwest Atlantic (Ref. 2711). Western Central Pacific (Ref. 38717).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 15-17
Biology:  Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.11.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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