Melanocetus eustalus Pietsch & Van Duzer, 1980
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Family:  Melanocetidae (Black Seadevils)
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Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1675 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal soft rays: 4-4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: nearly straight anterior margin of vomer; least outside width between frontals 18.0% SL; upper jaw with 91 teeth, lower jaw with 60 teeth; vomerine teeth 0-6; length of longest tooth in lower jaw 5.9% SL; width of pectoral fin lobe 9.9% SL; width of escal bulb 11.3% SL; illicium length 30.6% SL; esca without crest; relatively thick integument (Ref. 86949)
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.08.03

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