Maurolicus breviculus Parin & Kobyliansky, 1993
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Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Maurolicinae
Max. size:  3.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 375 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: off Ecuador and Galapagos Island.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 32-33. AC photophores 20-24, usually 22-23. First PV photophores of the right and left sides adjoining (separate in all other species) Head 30-34% SL, eye 11-13% SL, upper jaw 18-20% SL, maximum body depth well behind pectoral fin base 27-31% SL. Stomach intensely pigmented, hind portion of intestine not pigmented (Ref. 26775).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.02.99
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.08

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