Mentodus bythios (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1987)
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Family:  Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)
Max. size:  18.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 1420 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-19; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-17; Vertebrae: 43-43. Lateral line marked with neuromasts or papillae. Scale pockets with 0-4 subcutaneous pores of 0.1-0.15 mm diameter. Cephalic lateral line canals branched. Lacrimal extending back to mideye. Head length 2.8 in SL; greatest body depth 4.9 in SL.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.04.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08

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