Smooth Handfish, Sympterichthys unipennis (Cuvier 1817)

A Smooth Handfish, Sympterichthys unipennis - MNHN A 4630, holotype, 43.8 mm SL, preserved specimen. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

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Smooth Handfish, Sympterichthys unipennis (Cuvier 1817)


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CAAB Code:37209003

Depth:20-226 m

Habitat:Reef associated, soft bottoms


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