Bathypterois viridensis (Roule, 1916)
Bathypterois viridensis
photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes), subfamily: Ipnopinae
Max. size:  22.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 476 - 1477 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and off Liberia. Western Atlantic: between 45°N and 5°N (numerous records in the Pan-Caribbean region).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Pelvic and lower caudal rays prolonged; subcaudal notch absent (Ref. 13608).
Biology:  Found on continental slopes. Synchronously hermaphroditic (Ref. 3590).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 07.03.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 28.07.94

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