Bathyphylax omen Tyler, 1966
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Family:  Triacanthodidae (Spikefishes), subfamily: Triacanthodinae
Max. size:  9.35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 291 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: off Kenya (Ref. 6660). Northwest Pacific: Japan (first record) (Ref. 124779).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal soft rays: 12-12; Vertebrae: 20-20. This species is distinguished by the color pattern of the body with upper half pinkish, 3 longitudinal distinct red stripes ( first originating around nape to base of spiny dorsal fin to origin of soft dorsal fin, second from just behind postero-dorsal edge of orbit and along side of body to end of soft dorsal-fin base, and the third starting just behind posterior edge of orbit, running on mid body, curving very slightly down below thrid dorsal-fin spine and ending just above posterior part of anal-fin base with a short disconnection below anterior part of soft dorsal fin); snout shorter than rest of head, dorsal profile of the snout slightly concave or relatively straight (Ref. 124779).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.04.97
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 16.08.21

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