Polyipnus indicus Schultz, 1961
photo by SFSA

Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 50 - 500 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from the east African coast.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 15-17
Biology:  Known specimens are less than 5.5 cm SL (Ref. 4054).
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. - 27.02.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.05.99

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