Bathophilus indicus (Brauer, 1902)
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Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 2260 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Mozambique Channel almost to 30°S, off Durban, South Africa and off Dampier, Western Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-15
Biology:  A mesopelagic species (Ref. 7300, 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.05.96
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.10.08

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