Dolichopteroides binocularis (Beebe, 1932)
Dolichopteroides binocularis
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Opisthoproctidae (Barreleyes or spookfishes)
Max. size:  24.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 960 - 1200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: off the Gulf of Guinea and South Africa. Western Atlantic: Bermuda. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Southwest Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal soft rays: 10-11; Vertebrae: 58-58. Body slender. Elongated pectoral fin, 5 luminous (?) bodies in ventral midline and posterior base of ventral fin. Body transparent white, dark muzzle, five large ventral blotches and a midline dark chromatophores (Ref. 37473).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 May 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.03.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.06.10
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.07.94

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