Desmodema lorum Rosenblatt & Butler, 1977
Whiptail ribbonfish
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Family:  Trachipteridae (Ribbonfishes)
Max. size:  114 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 500 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: off central California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 197-197; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0; Vertebrae: 106-111
Biology:  Oceanic. Adults are epipelagic to upper mesopelagic (Ref. 36610). Young live near surface. Adults probably occur in deeper water. Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 36610).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 10.09.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.07.94

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