Himantolophus brevirostris (Regan, 1925)
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Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 3000 m
Distribution:  North Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Males differ from those of H. appelii and the H. rostratus by the following combination of characters, olfactory lamellae 10-13, greatest diameter of posterior nostril 3.3-5.5% SL, length of snout 13-17% SL, 16-31 upper and ~20-38 lower denticular teeth (Ref. 53724).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.02.02
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 09.01.12

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