Halosaurus johnsonianus Vaillant, 1888
Halosaur
Halosaurus johnsonianus
photo by Reiner, F.

Family:  Halosauridae (Halosaurs)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 680 - 2200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Spain and Portugal to Mauritania including the Azores and Canary Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Feeds on copepods (Ref. 4448). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 4448.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 June 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 24.08.94

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