Hime curtirostris (Thomson, 1967)
Shortsnout threadsail
photo by Graham, K.

Family:  Aulopidae (Aulopus)
Max. size:  19.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 135 - 180 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Endemic to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-10; Vertebrae: 42-43
Biology:  A benthic species (Ref. 75154) which occurs over soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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