Bathysauropsis gracilis (Günther, 1878)
Black lizardfish
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Family:  Ipnopidae (Deep-sea tripod fishes)
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1055 - 2835 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal in southern oceans.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Body and head purplish to brownish black, fins lighter (Ref. 5320).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.05.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.07.13

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