Polyipnus omphus Baird, 1971
Polyipnus omphus
photo by SFSA

Family:  Sternoptychidae (Marine hatchetfishes), subfamily: Sternoptychinae
Max. size:  5.59 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean. Western and Central Pacific: including Indonesia. There are no records from the central or eastern Indian Ocean and parts of the western Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-18; Vertebrae: 33-34. Dark dorsal pigment bar posterior to head but not reaching midline (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: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.10.08

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