Bathypterois quadrifilis Günther, 1878
Bathypterois quadrifilis
photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes), subfamily: Ipnopinae
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 402 - 1408 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea region. Western Atlantic: between 35° and 10°S, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Outer 2 pelvic rays prolonged to reach origin of anal fin; lower caudal rays not prolonged; subcaudal notch present at base of lowermost caudal fin (Ref. 13608).
Biology:  Synchronously hermaphroditic. Fecundity of 4,500 eggs for one specimen.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 07.03.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 28.07.94

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