Linophryne macrodon Regan, 1925
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Family:  Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
Max. size:  2.15 cm SL (male/unsexed); 9.1 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 300 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of Panama. Western Central Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-3; Anal soft rays: 3-3. Females: esca without distal prolongation of bulb; a single distal branched filament, length less than half diameter of bulb; three branched filaments along each side of bulb, longest 1-3 times diameter of bulb; no posterior appendage. Barbel 24-80% SL in total length; distal half to two third divided into three main-branches, proximal, posterior main-branch simple, anterior main-branch distally divided into 4 filaments, median main branch bifurcated; each secondary branch with one or more filaments; all filaments unpigmented, some branched, each with a series of sessile photophores. Dense concentration of subdermal pigment on caudal peduncle (Ref. 42949). Males: with pointed sphenotic spines (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.03.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.05.13

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