Himantolophus rostratus (Regan, 1925)
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Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine
Distribution:  Widelspread: tropical and subtropical Atlantic and Pacific, including the Caribbean Sea and eastern Indonesian waters.
Diagnosis:  Metamorphosed males of this species are distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: olfactory lamellae 14-17; greatest diameter of posterior nostril 3.5-6.4% SL; snout length 11-18% SL; 19-30 upper denticular teeth and 23-50 lower denticulat teeth (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.10.16

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