Hoplostethus gigas McCulloch, 1914
Giant sawbelly
Giant sawbelly
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Family:  Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)
Max. size:  52.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 237 - 311 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: western and southern coasts of Australia. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Biology:  Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Voucher specimen(s) held at the NMNZ.

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.11.95
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 22.01.13

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