Bathylagichthys problematicus (Lloris & Rucabado, 1985)
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Family:  Bathylagidae (Deep-sea smelts)
Max. size:  26.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range - 615 m
Distribution:  South Atlantic: off southwest Africa.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 44-45. Branchiostegal rays 2. Supraorbitals do not extend to above the middle of the orbit. Anastomoses present between adjacent canals of the cutaneous vascular system on the sides below the lateral line (Ref. 41239).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 16.10.98
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.01.13

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