Polyipnus fraseri Fowler, 1934
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Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  4.04 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 1023 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: collected off east coast of the Philippines and in the central Philippine Sea near the Kyushu-Palau Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Polyipnus fraseri is distinguished from all other Polyipnus by the presence of a unique posterior preopercular spine, absence of ACA photophores, and only four ACB photophores at SL over 2 cm (Ref. 26382).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 July 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.05.96
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08

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