Polyipnus kiwiensis Baird, 1971
Kiwi hatchetfish
Polyipnus kiwiensis
photo by Graham, K.

Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  8.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: restricted to the Tasman Sea off the east coast of Australia and continental slope areas of New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A benthic species (Ref. 75154) which occurs on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 7300, 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 July 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 18.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 09.09.21

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