Bathophilus nigerrimus Giglioli, 1882
Scaleless dragonfish
Bathophilus nigerrimus
photo by Costa, F.

Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Max. size:  12.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: off Gibraltar, Western Sahara south to Gabon including western Mediterranean; and off South Africa. Western Atlantic: between 20°N and 27°N, and from Brazil to Argentina. Indian and Pacific oceans.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-15
Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 22.10.90
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.04.98
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.07.94

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