Chiasmodon asper Melo, 2009

Family:  Chiasmodontidae (Snaketooth fishes)
Max. size:  17.86 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 180 - 5691 m
Distribution:  Pacific plate, north of Hawaii; from 135°W to 178°E, 19°30'N to 31°S;
Biology:  Found in the mesopelagic to bathypelagic zones; where juveniles are known from 180-450 m, while adults are found at greater depths, 5154-5691 m (mean 5423 m) (Ref. 82429).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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