Abyssal Spiderfish, Bathypterois longipes Günther 1878

Other Names: Spider Fish

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Abyssal Spiderfish, Bathypterois longipes Günther 1878


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CAAB Code:37123003

Biology:Symcnronous hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2615-5440 m

Max Size:25 cm SL

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