Symphysanodon typus Bleeker, 1878
Insular shelf beauty
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Symphysanodontidae (Slopefishes)
Max. size:  17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 50 - 400 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Indonesia (off Lombok and the Kai Islands) and the Philippines (off Luzon) to the Hawaiian Islands.
Biology:  Inhabits deep offshore trawling grounds (Ref. 54833). Probably feeds on zooplankton. Reported to be frequently consumed by the lutjanid Pristipomoides at Pathfinder Reef, Mariana Archipelago (Ref. 54833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Anderson, William, D. Jr. - 06.10.95

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