Linophryne brevibarbata Beebe, 1932
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Family:  Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
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Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 600 - 2000 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  North Atlantic: North of 30°N, from Bermuda to Madeira and north of the Azores.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-3; Anal soft rays: 3-3. Females distinguished by the following characteristics: distal escal appendage less than 10% SL; short posterior ascal appendage present; barbel divided nearly at base into 3 unpaired primary branches; subdermal pigment in two bands on side of body; males without pointed sphenotic spines (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Parasitic males.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 27.09.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.05.13

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