Ijimaia loppei Roule, 1922
Loppe's tadpole fish
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Ateleopodidae (Jellynose fishes)
Max. size:  200 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 700 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 78-85. Dark brown to black in color, lighter below; pelvic ray and fold of skin at angle of mouth pale (Ref. 5528).
Biology:  Inhabits upper slopes (Ref. 27121). Feeds on ophiuroids and fishes (Ref. 6717).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 07.06.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.10.02
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.09.98

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