Balbo Sabretooth, Evermannella balbo (Risso 1820)

Other Names: Saber-tooth Fish

Balbo Sabretooth, Evermannella balbo, from the Northern Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea. Source: Robin McPhee & Mark McGrouther / NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

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Balbo Sabretooth, Evermannella balbo (Risso 1820)

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The Balbo Sabretooth is meso- and bathypelagic in oceanic waters.


Dianne J. Bray

Balbo Sabretooth, Evermannella balbo (Risso 1820)


Bannerman, P., Russell, B., Nunoo, F. & Poss, S. 2015. Evermannella balbo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T194995A15548062. Downloaded on 28 August 2016.

Johnson, R.K. 1984. Evermannellidae. In: P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen & E. Tortonese (eds) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, UNESCO, Paris.

Johnson, R.K. 1990. Evermannellidae. In: J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post & L. Saldanha (eds) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA), pp. 390-392. UNESCO, Paris.

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CAAB Code:37130002

Biology:Synchronous hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:400-1000 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:12 cm SL

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