Bathypterois perceptor Sulak, 1977
Bathypterois perceptor
photo by SFSA

Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes), subfamily: Ipnopinae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 700 - 1600 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Beira, Mozambique and south of Madagascar. Southwest Atlantic: off southern Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Body silvery, pinkish white; gill covers and underside of head dark (Ref. 5320).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.03.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05

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